Synopsis by Sarah Ing
TLC explores the best and worst of the night skies in Wonders of the Universe: Solar System Superlatives. Earth has its share of spectacular topography, but it pales in comparison to the rest of the Galaxy. Our neighboring planets boast gorges and peaks deeper, colder, and taller than any we have seen. Mars alone has a 17-mile high volcano and a six-mile deep valley. Jupiter's red spot is itself twice as big as the Earth. The blue planet's rotation is also measly by comparison. Some planets have days that last longer than an Earth year. From Venus' surface temperature of 896 degrees to Neptune's winds of up to 1,500 miles per hour, this program presents the solar system's record holders.