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August 29, 2010

Origins – Where Are All the Aliens?

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astrobiology,Neil deGrasse Tyson,NOVA,Origins,PBS,SETI — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the third episode of the highly acclaimed PBS documentary series “Origins” hosted and presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The third installment of this series is entitled “Where are all the Aliens?” and focuses on the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe.

Is the Earth unique and the only world in this vast Cosmos where matter has evolved into life and self awareness?

Origins is a spectacular four-part miniseries, first presented on PBS’s Nova, about the beginnings of the universe, our solar system, life on Earth, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life on other planets.

Origins Part 3 – Where Are All the Aliens?

August 27, 2010

NOVA: Welcome to Mars

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astrobiology,Mars,NOVA,PBS — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we take an astounding look at the red planet in this interplanetary adventure that picks up where the acclaimed NOVA documentary MARS Dead or Alive left off.

On behalf of Nova and all of us at Discovery Enterprise, dear readers, we welcome all of you to join us on a mission of discovery to the planet Mars.

NOVA: Welcome to Mars

August 26, 2010

NOVA Mars Dead or Alive

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astrobiology,Mars,NOVA,PBS,The Search for Life On Mars — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we take a vicarious field trip across the red plains of Mars in the company of two intrepid robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity to answer the one question that has intrigued us for over four hundred years – is Mars dead or alive?

We take an inside look into NASA’s risky field trip to the red planet in this tense and dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle of the $820 million Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project.

NOVA: MARS Dead or Alive

August 11, 2010

The Universe – Mars The New Evidence

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the second episode of the fifth season of the of the History Channel‘s highly acclaimed documentary series The Universe with a new look at the evidence for life on the planet Mars.

In today’s instalment we take a look at the evidence of life on Mars which provides many clues that it now, or once had supported it; from the remains of lakes and rivers that once flowed on the surface; to the water ice frozen at the poles; to the seasonal changes in methane gases that may prove bacterial life still thrives underground.

The Universe – Mars The New Evidence

July 17, 2010

Are we alone in the Cosmos?

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the sixth episode of “Through the Wormhole” hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

Today’s instalment of “Through the Wormhole” explores the question – Are we alone?

Aliens almost certainly do exist. So why haven’t we yet met E.T.? It turns out we’re only just developing instruments powerful enough to scan for them, and science sophisticated enough to know where to look. As a result, race is on to find the first intelligent aliens. But what would they look like, and how would they interact with us if we met? The answers may come to us sooner than we imagine, for one leading astronomer believes she may already have heard a hint of their first efforts to communicate.

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Through The Wormhole – Are we Alone?

July 8, 2010

Are Aliens a Threat?

Are Aliens a Threat? Could space aliens be out to get us? Stephen Hawking thinks so and he tells Larry and YOU why! And, what he thinks an alien would look like! If extraterrestrials could be a danger to us, as Hawking suggests, should we stop trying to contact them? Dan Aykroyd and others. debate!

View the entire Broadcast that appeared recently on Larry King Live on April 30. 2010. And, please express your views in our forums section.

Larry King Live: Are Aliens a threat?

June 11, 2010

SETI: The Great Debate – Are We Alone?

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astrobiology,Dan Werthimer,Geoff Marcy,SETI — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present a grand debate between SETI@Home founder Dan Werthimer and planet-hunter and skeptic, Geoff Marcy concerning whether or not sentience and technological civilizations are prevalent in the Milky Way Galaxy and the rest of the Cosmos.

Science Fiction portrays our Milky Way Galaxy as teeming with advanced civilizations engaged in interstellar communication, commerce, and occasionally star wars. If so, great Galactic societies anticipate offering membership to Earth.

Back in our real universe, extraterrestrial life has proved elusive. None has been found. The arguments for and against technological life in the Galaxy have sharpened in recent years. Evidence abounds on Earth of the hardiness of life even in extremely harsh environments. Other evidence suggests the Earth may be a rare type of planet, unusually benign for life as we know it. Evidence on both sides is mounting. Which one is right? There can be only one answer: Either the Milky Way is teeming with technological life or it isn’t.

SETI: The Great Debate – Are We Alone?

Apr 30, 2010 7:30 pm Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720

May 30, 2010

The Cosmos: A Beginners Guide – Life in the Cosmos

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the first installment of the popular documentary series – The Cosmos: A Beginners Guide and explore the exciting possibility of life elsewhere in our vast and ancient Cosmos.

This series is the story of everything – from the first microseconds of our universe’s beginning to the exciting future of first contact and homes beyond our Earth. Join Adam Hart-Davis, Janet Sumner and Maggie Aderin for a journey around the planet to discover the latest thinking about the Cosmos.

In the first episode of this series Adam Hart-Davis presents this episode from the Allan Telescope Array (ATA), an impressive group of telescopes in the Mountains of Northern California. It’s at the cutting edge in the search for intelligent life. Adam teams up with Dr Seth Shostack (SETI Institute), an alien hunter with twenty years’ experience under his belt. We find out why the ATA is the most powerful telescope ever built – and learn about future plans for the hugely powerful Square Kilometre Array.
The Cosmos: A Beginners Guide – Life in the Cosmos

May 13, 2010

Europa: Journey to an Alien Ocean

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Aliens of the Deep,Astrobiology,Europa,Jovian moons — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we will take a 485 million mile journey to the planet Jupiter and visit its ice covered moon Europa, drill its icy crust and plunge into its vast alien ocean to answer a basic question – Are we alone in the universe?

In this episode of National Geographic Explorer, we will plunge headlong into the challenges of discovery on an alien world. We will meet the scientists, adventurers, and engineers who are determined to launch a mission to Europa and follow them through the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that come with planning a mission to a distant alien world. Through the miracle of CGI we will take an unprecedented voyage into the very depths of an alien ocean in search of the strange and exotic life that may inhabit this alien abyss.

National Geographic – Explorer: Journey to an Alien Moon

May 6, 2010

The Expanding Universe- Search for Other Life Forms

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astrobiology,SETI,The Expanding Universe — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Humankind has wondered since time immemorial whether or not there are other intelligent beings living elsewhere in the Universe. Only within the last century or so has the technology come into existence that would allow for a serious scientific search for such extraterrestrials. These documentary details some discoveries that have been made that might suggest the possibility of extraterrestrial life, as well as the continuing efforts by scientists to make new discoveries along those lines. “Searching For Other Life Forms” looks at the legitimate scientific attempts to find evidence of intelligent life beyond our own.

A grand overview of the universe and how it may evolve in the new millennium, this documentary reflects the vibrancy of young astronomers at the cutting edge of science. Watch as they scour the solar system and beyond for clues that will tell us not only where we’ve been, but perhaps where we’re going. Via state-of-the art 3D graphics, the movie animates sequences from the structures of the Big Bang to the anatomy of the sun.

The Expanding Universe – Search For Other Life Forms

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