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Experts Discuss NOVA's "The Planets"

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Astrophysicist Dr. Anjali Tripathi, NOVA's Co-Executive Producer Chris Schmidt, and PBS NewsHour's science correspondent Miles O'Brien hold a discussion and offer a look at ["The Planets"](https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/planets/), a five-part series that explores the awesome beauty of our solar system. From Mercury to the Kuiper Belt, learn about the history of the solar system, and how we've come to learn about its radical transformation over the last 4.6 billion years. **Stream "The Planets" online now at [PBS.org](https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/planets/) ** Image: NOVA

Veteran journalist Miles O’Brien has been documenting the impacts of climate change for decades as a producer/correspondent for NOVA, FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, and CNN. Recently, his attention has turned to reporting on solutions – with his latest NOVA film Chasing Carbon Zero.
Chris Schmidt is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked as executive producer, writer, director and editor with a focus on documentary and non-fiction television programming. He has traveled the world to produce and direct movies and television programs for PBS, Dreamworks Animation, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic and others.
Dr. Tripathi is an astrophysicist studying planet formation and evolution at Harvard University. Tripathi developed the first 3D simulation of planets evaporating due to extreme atmospheric heating and has been on the hunt for dark matter in the Milky Way.