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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Public Broadcasting Service
  • Release Date: Jan. 10 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005KLOPGY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,154 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Pletko TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 12 2012
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"Is the Earth the only planet of its kind in the universe? Or is there somewhere else like this out there? Is there life beyond Earth? The search for alien life is one of humankind's greatest technological challenges. And scientists are seeking new ways to find answers.

Leading the search are sophisticated telescopes that scan the sky and an armada of robotic [space] probes exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, all revealing the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets like never before. The search reveals evidence of strange and unexpected worlds, places with lakes, storms, and rain, violent places driven by powerful forces deep underground. Worlds that may have hidden oceans hundreds of millions of miles from the heat of the sun.

New [space] missions are helping to unlock the mysteries of what makes a planet habitable, raising the question of whether the building blocks of life [called amino acids] are more prevalent than previously imagined, not just in our own solar system but possibly throughout our Galaxy."

The above extract is found is what the narrator says at the beginning of the extraordinary documentary.

This film is made up of two parts. The first part and second part are separated by an "interlude" which occurs about 52 minutes into the program. Here is what the narrator says to introduce this second part:

"Are we alone in the universe? This age-old question is yielding some provocative new answers. Recent discoveries suggest that the conditions for life might be more prevalent than ever imagined.

Missions to our neighbour Mars are revealing evidence that [liquid] water, a key ingredient for life, may be present.
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This is a must see if you are curious about what is out there. Amazing footage from what is seen by the satelites and unmanned probes. Very informative and very well done.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Not necessarily aliens, but life form? Yes. Jan. 28 2012
By Dennis Yenn - Published on Amazon.com
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After watching this film, you will be most certain there is life outside of earth. Though there is no direct proof yet, the scientific evidence presented thus far paints a picture you'll be convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt. Way to go, NOVA / PBS does it again!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Our neighbouring planets and moons are cold, dead places. NOT NECESSARILY!!! May 12 2012
By Stephen Pletko - Published on Amazon.com
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"Is the Earth the only planet of its kind in the universe? Or is there somewhere else like this out there? Is there life beyond Earth? The search for alien life is one of humankind's greatest technological challenges. And scientists are seeking new ways to find answers.

Leading the search are sophisticated telescopes that scan the sky and an armada of robotic [space] probes exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, all revealing the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets like never before. The search reveals evidence of strange and unexpected worlds, places with lakes, storms, and rain, violent places driven by powerful forces deep underground. Worlds that may have hidden oceans hundreds of millions of miles from the heat of the sun.

New [space] missions are helping to unlock the mysteries of what makes a planet habitable, raising the question of whether the building blocks of life [called amino acids] are more prevalent than previously imagined, not just in our own solar system but possibly throughout our Galaxy."

The above extract is found is what the narrator says at the beginning of the extraordinary documentary.

This film is made up of two parts. The first part and second part are separated by an "interlude" which occurs about 52 minutes into the program. Here is what the narrator says to introduce this second part:

"Are we alone in the universe? This age-old question is yielding some provocative new answers. Recent discoveries suggest that the conditions for life might be more prevalent than ever imagined.

Missions to our neighbour Mars are revealing evidence that [liquid] water, a key ingredient for life, may be present. And [space] probes are finding the essential chemical building blocks of life [called amino acids] in unexpected places.

But what about the colder, outer reaches of our solar system and beyond? Could life exist out here too? New [space] missions are revealing strange worlds, moons [of Jupiter and Saturn] that could have vast oceans concealed beneath miles of ice. Landscapes littered with hundreds of active volcanoes. And places where jets [of ice] erupt hundreds of miles into space.

And the same epic forces that gave birth to our solar system are at work throughout the universe. Tens of billions of planets are estimated to be orbiting other stars in our own Galaxy alone. Could there be an Earth-like planet among them?"

I want to emphasize that the majority of this documentary deals with possible life in our solar system. It is only the last chapter that deals with possible life beyond our solar system.

Realize that life does not have to be big like elephants but can be small like microbes. Life does not have to be "as we know it." As well, life does not have to be intelligent.

Throughout this documentary brief comments are made by scientists.

The computer graphics are just fantastic. And the actual space-probe images that are shown are revealing and mind-boggling.

Finally, the DVD itself (the one released in 2012) is perfect in picture and audio quality. It has no extras.

In conclusion, after viewing this film, you will be convinced that there must be life in the universe!!!

(2011; 1 hr, 45 min; wide screen; 12 chapters; made for PBS--NOVA)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Good Update Feb. 8 2012
By Roger H. Kreil - Published on Amazon.com
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This DVD is a good update from the "Life Beyond Earth" DVD that they put out eleven years ago. They know more now so it is more informative. I highly recommend getting it if you are interested in space, life beyond earth, and the like!:D
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good Documentary on the unmanned space probes. March 16 2013
By Shawn - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave this a four because I had hoped that it would have more information on the latest findings by astronamers in the hunt for habitable planets like the Earth. Instead this is mostly about the robotic science expeditions to the planets and the moons in our solar system. The footage and information presented is first rate and what I expected from PBS. This program ca seem a little long but there is a lot of recent data on the possibility of life in our solar system. I would still recomend this dvd to almost anyone, though the space enthusiast would really enjoy it the most.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Another amazing documentary film March 8 2012
By Tearofsoul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Well, adding Finding Life Beyond Earth (Nova) into the following list:

The Universe (History Channel)
How The Universe Works (Discovery Channnel)
Known Universe (National Geographic)
Journey to the Edge of the Universe (National Geographic)
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking (Discovery Channel)

They all inspire me such a way that...hmmm...not so easy to explain.

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