TV Learn about the formation of our continents

Discovery Science presents a new series – Voyage of the Continents .

The series explores the science of tectonics and how it has shaped and dominated human history.

Over many billions of years, our planet has never stopped changing shape. Massive tectonic forces have sculpted and re-sculpted our world in a never-ending journey.

Incredible collisions have created entire continents and these tectonic forces are still at work today.

The five-part series presents the interaction of geology and life. Tectonics frames our landscapes, changes our climates, dries up our oceans, and can destroy life.

Huge volcanoes and devastating earthquakes continue to dominate human history.

Discover how huge tectonic events created a world of strange shapes and vivid colours. The world’s most violent tectonic collisions gave birth to our highest mountains. The largest continent on earth has been subject to volcanoes of such power that they caused the greatest die off in the planet’s history.

Voyage of the Continents airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Discovery Science.