Finding Life Beyond Earth

Finding Life Beyond Earth

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Finding Life Beyond Earth immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.
Publisher: United States : PBS Home Video, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
ISBN: 9781608835713
Branch Call Number: 576.839 FIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)

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Jan 11, 2017

This is a 146-minute documentary about life beyond earth written, produced, and directed by Oliver Twinch for Nova in 2011.
The film shows that even Jupiter's moon "Europa" could sustain life due to the strong possibility of a liquid water ocean beneath its ice surface.
Hydrothermal vents on the bottom of the ocean may warm the ice and could be capable of supporting multicellular microorganisms.
It is also possible that Europa could support aerobic macrofauna using oxygen created by cosmic rays impacting its surface ice.
The case for life on Europa was greatly enhanced in 2011 when it was discovered that vast lakes exist within Europa's thick, icy shell.
Scientists found that ice shelves surrounding the lakes appear to be collapsing into them, thereby providing a mechanism through which life-forming chemicals created in sunlit areas on Europa's surface could be transferred to its interior.
It is an informative and profoundly thought-provoking documentary you should not miss.

aaa5756 Mar 30, 2013

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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