From toxic rainstorms to solar storms and winds that would send a lethal shock-wave like a nuclear blast around the planet, Storm Worlds imagines what would happen if the most extreme weather in the Universe were suddenly unleashed on our planet.

Each episode weaves two stories together: CGI and dramatic recreations depicting the catastrophe, and then real-world scientists investigating possible links between these extraterrestrial storms and evidence on our planet that may shed light on what is happening on other planets.

The scientists in the series are passionate and down-to-earth. They talk about their work with enthusiasm and easy-to-understand clarity with great on-camera energy. 

The series does a great job of linking bizarre and mysterious meteorological events on distant planets by investigating everyday meteorological phenomena here on Earth that we are all familiar with. For example, “What secrets does an ancient block of glacier ice have to reveal about a massive solar flare that took place over 100 years ago?” and “How could the death of a star/supernova 500 million light years away relate to a single flash of lightning?”


  • Storm Worlds: Deadly Dust
    Dust storms are common to both Earth and Mars. For hundreds of years scientists have found dust – possibly from Africa – in unusual places.
  • Storm Worlds: Alien Wind
    Some of the wildest weather in the universe rages in outer space... but what would happen if an extreme alien storm came down to Earth?
  • Storm Worlds: Cosmic Fire
    Space weather emanating from the sun and other stars normally goes unnoticed by us, but the effects of big solar storms can be devastating.