Life Beyond Earth

Life Beyond Earth

Downloadable Video - 1999
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Does life exist beyond Earth? It is an ancient question, one that has transfixed stargazers for centuries. Yet only in the last few decades have humans developed the tools to actively search for extraterrestrial life. Today astronomers are able to observe planets orbiting distant stars. Scientists are preparing probes to explore the farthest reaches of our universe, while others scan the heavens trying to detect radio signals sent by intelligent aliens. Some scientists predict that the discovery of life beyond Earth will occur before the end of the century. Whenever it comes, the discovery will be without parallel in its impact on human thought. "Life Beyond Earth," a two-hour science special, tells the story of humanity's search for life outside the confines of our own planet.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 1999.
ISBN: 9780793693887
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (2 video files (ca. 120 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: Ferris, Timothy
hoopla digital


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Apr 28, 2017

I thought it was too long & often found my mind wandering. What I did get from it certainly was thought provoking.

Aug 20, 2015

This is a documentary originally broadcast as a TV program in 1999.
Are we alone in the universe, or is there life out there?
Do other intelligent beings also speculate about their place in the cosmos?
The story of the search for extraterrestrial life is told in this two-part film.
The film explains why many scientists believe that life is abundant throughout the universe, and considers how radio telescope could be used to log on to an interstellar internet to contact alien civilizations.
It is a fascinating and thought-provoking documentary.


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