Catastrophe – Episode 1 Birth of the Planet

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the first installment of a five-part British documentary series entitled “Catastrophe”.

Catastrophe is a television series that recounts the story of the cataclysmic events that shaped planet Earth. From planetary collisions to the Ordovician Silurian Ice Age, from massive volcanic eruptions to asteroid impacts, Catastrophe pieces together the extraordinary events that gave birth to our unique and beautiful planet. Ninety-nine percent of all the creatures that have ever lived are now extinct. They were wiped-out in a series of global catastrophes. Each disaster changed the course of evolution on earth. Without them humankind, nor any of the life inexistence today, would be here. For out of catastrophe comes rebirth and renewal.

In today’s episode we travel back in time, 4.6 billion years to the Hadean Era, when Earth had just formed out of the chaos of the early solar system. It was during this period of fiery violence that a major impact event occurred which was to have a profound effect on the future course of Earth’s planetary evolution.

Catastrophe – Episode 1 Birth of the Planet


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