DAILY PLANET Seeks Answers to the World’s Biggest Mysteries During Discovery’s First-Ever “Mystery Hunters Week”, April 3-7

— March 28, 2017

– Discovery’s flagship program and Canadian Screen Award winner for Best News and Information Series follows scientists, astronomers, and enthusiasts dedicated to solving the greatest mysteries around –

TORONTO (March 28, 2017) – What happened to long-lost aviator Amelia Earhart? Are there aliens trying to make contact? And what’s really going through our dogs’ minds? DAILY PLANET  seeks out the answers to these and many more perplexing questions during its first-ever “Mystery Hunters Week”, airing Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery. DAILY PLANET co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin uncover the elusive truths behind bizarre and bewildering phenomena  – from the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 to just how low one limbo queen can physically go. Discovery’s flagship program and Canadian Screen Award winner for Best News and Information Series meets the dedicated people doing whatever it takes to solve life’s greatest mysteries. By diving to the deepest part of the world’s oceans to find never-before-seen marine life, then soaring to outer space in search of possible alien signals, “Mystery Hunters Week” promises to help solve the mysteries keeping people up at night, and leave even the most skeptical viewers satisfied that the truth is indeed out there.


DAILY PLANET’sMystery Hunters Week” features (L-R): Limbo queen, Shemika Charles; The Ghost Fish in the Mariana Trench; MH370 debris found in July 2015

Highlights from DAILY PLANET’s “Mystery Hunters Week” include: “Earhart Cold Case” What do a pocketknife, a broken piece of glass, and a pile of bones have in common? Together, they could answer one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries. In 1937, renowned aviator Amelia Earhart nearly finished her historic round-the-world flight, only to disappear suddenly, without a trace. DAILY PLANET meets a team of detectives with new research suggesting her final resting place has been known all along… “The Mariana Trench Ghost Fish” DAILY PLANET meets Shirley Pomponi, a biologist exploring the dark and mysterious depths of the Mariana Trench. During Pomponi’s expedition to the largely unknown area in the Pacific Ocean, she captures never-before-seen evidence of life in this inhospitable place. “Limbo Girl” Just how low can one girl go? Limbo queen Shemika Charles can take her body down to the height of a beer bottle and shimmy her way underneath a car. To explain her seemingly impossible moves, DAILY PLANET meets with expert Dr. David Behm to break it all down. “Alien Radio Bursts” Of all the unexplained things in the universe, fast radio bursts are arguably the weirdest.  They’re powerful eruptions of radio waves in distant galaxies that astronomers have studied for decades. DAILY PLANET meets with someone who thinks aliens are pushing spacecraft through the cosmos using radio waves. “MH370 Mystery” It’s the biggest aviation mystery of all time: the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, 2014. From the time the plane went missing, oceanographer David Griffin has been analyzing currents and drift patterns in the search area and surrounding waters. Since the first piece of debris was discovered more than a year after the airplane’s disappearance, Griffin and his team have been testing replica flaperons (like the one that washed up on Reunion Island), attempting to trace back where the plane may have gone down. The team believes they’ve pinpointed a “new” search area – one they’re confident cradles the remains of MH370. “Tabby's StarWhat is causing a nearby star to dim in an unusual, unnatural way? Astronomers are mystified. DAILY PLANET profiles some of the experts’ strange and wonderful theories, including the possibility of a huge alien megastructure orbiting the star, irregularly blocking out the light.

Co-hosted by Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong, DAILY PLANET is Discovery’s flagship daily magazine program exploring the most amazing science and technology stories from around the world. DAILY PLANET is produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), a production house wholly owned by Discovery Canada, and part of Bell Media Studios. Kelly McKeown is Director of Production, EPI/Executive Producer DAILY PLANET. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios. More information about DAILY PLANET can be found at Discovery.ca/DailyPlanet, Facebook, and @DailyPlanetShow.

About Discovery:
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