Alien Planets Revealed

Alien Planets Revealed

DVD - 2014
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It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that life look like? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrobiologists, go on a journey of the imagination as viewers 'build' aliens from the ground up.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2014
ISBN: 9781608838479
Branch Call Number: DVD 576.839 ALI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) :,sd, col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nova. Alien planets revealed

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Originally broadcast on the PBC Nova program, this DVD examines how the Kepler Space Telescope hunts for habitable planets outside our solar system. Using animation and input from astrobiologists and astrophysicists, viewers can imagine how life could evolve on these exo-planets.


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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 22, 2015

This hour-long documentary from PBS is a must-see for anyone with the slightest curiosity about possible life outside of our own solar system. Very educational.

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Keogh
Jun 20, 2014

A fascinating documentary from PBS exploring planets from other solar systems- how they can be detected by our technology, what their physical makeup might be, and the prospects, however slight, of life. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in astronomy.

aaa5756 Apr 24, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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aaa5756 Apr 24, 2014

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

aaa5756 Apr 24, 2014

“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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