NOVA Wonders Are We Alone?
Season 45 Episode 103 | 53m 38s
The search for extraterrestrial life is an age-old quest. But recent breakthroughs make today an era unlike any in the history of astronomy. From the exhilarating probing of our own solar system and the Kepler mission’s astounding discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets, to the next-generation telescopes under development, the prospects for finding life beyond Earth have never been stronger.
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There are worlds beyond our own. A new explorer just left Earth to hunt for them.
We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?
Want to find another world beyond our solar system? Here are the 5 ways you can do it.
Amateurs helped discover Tabby’s star, suggesting citizen scientists may be the x-factor.
National corporate funding for NOVA Wonders is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA Wonders is provided by National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and public television viewers, with additional funding for “Are We Alone?” and “What’s the Universe Made Of?” provided by the John Templeton Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1420749. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.