Nova: Finding Life Beyond Earth

I admit to being a bit of a space geek.  I’m a star-gazer on a beautiful dark night and I get excited when I can see the international space station orbiting around the Earth.  This has been a good week for us space geeks, forget the guy with the mohawk, the images coming from the Mars rover have been fascinating!   What a good time then to air an encore presentation of  “NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth”, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do on WOSU TV.

In “Finding Life Beyond Earth” scientists, combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, immerse the viewer  in the sights and sounds of alien worlds.  We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring — mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold.  Of course we know now that’s not true, and scientists are having to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life.  If we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, how would it be to think  that life is common in the universe ,the rule, and not the exception.

You can explore all these options on “NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth” early Thursday morning, August 9 from 1:00am-3:00am on WOSU TV.  Unless you’re an insomniac or earlier riser you may need to set your DVD for this space adventure.