Item Details

Finding Life Beyond Earth [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, 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.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
120 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Is There Life Beyond Earth? (2:38)
  • Sponsors: Finding Life Beyond Earth (0:50)
  • Probing the Surface of Titan (4:29)
  • Implications of Finding Surface Liquid on Titan (1:49)
  • Probing Mercury (1:14)
  • Probing Venus (1:10)
  • Earth's Key Ingredients for Life (3:24)
  • Birth of the Solar System (1:19)
  • Asteroid Sample (2:22)
  • Protoplanet Formation (2:39)
  • Collisions Form the Rocky Planets (1:37)
  • Birth of Earth's Oceans (3:16)
  • Origin of Organic Molecules (3:20)
  • Organic Molecule Found in Comet Tail (3:32)
  • The Late Heavy Comet Bombardment (4:42)
  • Life on Mars? (3:37)
  • Searching for Life in an Antarctic Desert (2:35)
  • The Mars Rover Curiosity (5:20)
  • Searching for Life Beyond Earth (2:31)
  • Are We Alone in the Universe? (3:01)
  • Life Beyond Earth: Moons and Beyond (2:32)
  • Active Volcanoes on Io (3:49)
  • A Gravitational Source of Energy (1:51)
  • Europa's Hidden Ocean (3:58)
  • Microbial Life on the Arctic Seafloor (3:20)
  • Saturn's Probe Cassini (3:07)
  • Potential Habitability of Enceladus (4:22)
  • CGI Images of Enceladus (1:29)
  • Life in Earth's Extreme Environments (3:37)
  • Titan's Methane Lakes (6:48)
  • Birth of a Solar System (3:25)
  • Search for Smaller Planets (3:44)
  • The Kepler Telescope (3:17)
  • Potential of Life Beyond Earth (3:40)
  • Credits: Finding Life Beyond Earth (1:59)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
56041 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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