Preview – Horizon: The Wildest Weather in the Universe

Horizon: The Wildest Weather in the Universe

Anyone following the recently problematic Schiaparelli probe will be all too aware of the dangers of space. But even if you did land on another heavenly body safely, there is going to be other problems, like the weather.

This new episode of Horizon looks at the extreme weather that occurs in the Solar System and beyond. Whether it is months-long sandstorms that cover all of Mars or putting up with Saturn’s rather showy precipitation – where it rains diamonds, we can see all kinds of wild weather.

You might even have to deal with supersonic-speed winds or clouds made out of lava, so the next time it is a bit nippy outside, remember it could be a lot worse.

Horizon: The Wildest Weather in the Universe is on BBC Two at 20.00 on Sunday.

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