Friday, September 26, 2008

Are We Alone in the Universe?

This documentary investigates one of the most controversial questions of the past hundred years...are we alone in the universe? This is not one those films that claims to have conclusive proof, but rather a look at the serious science of the search for extraterrestrial life.

The search for extra-terrestrial life has been going for 50 years - but there's been a recent breakthrough. Astronomers have discovered a new planet called Gliese 581 c. It is the most Earth-like planet ever found. It orbits a star and may have habitats capable of supporting life. NASA hopes to find 50 more Earth-like planets by the end of the decade, all of which increases the chance that alien life has begun elsewhere.

Click here to to find out more about the Drake equation.

Click here to visit the SETI website.

More documentaries like this...

The Quest for Life

Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery

Titan: A Place Like Home?

BBC Space - with Sam Neil

The Elegant Universe

What We Still Don't Know

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Firstly, thank you SO much for posting all of these shows. Second, I wonder how many scientists are working hard on sending signal OUT to other civilizations. Wouldn't it be a terribly sad situation for ALL to be listening and NONE to be speaking?

Thanks again.