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LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history (4K)

  • LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history


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    Support this project on Patreon: | The biggest question of our time. Are we alone? Chapter 1 of this experience takes you to alien worlds and distant places in time and space, in search of where alien life might be hiding and what our place is within the history of life. After generations of wondering, the truth is finally within our reach. New research and technologies have brought us closer than ever to an answer - only a few decades in the eyes of some NASA scientists.

    The search has led to new discoveries that will blow your mind wide open and give a profound new perspective on human life. The deeper we look, the deeper we see into nature's imagination, and the more we learn about ourselves. I hope stewing on these thoughts tickles your brain as deeply as it does mine.

    In upcoming chapters of Life Beyond we will explore making contact with intelligent life, the potential physics of alien biology, how to survive the end of the universe, and more. Follow and support my creative journey on Patreon:

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    And to my friend Julius Horsthuis for the far future civilization visuals near the end. Check out his amazing work:

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    I wanted to follow up Timelapse of the Future with a more optimistic perspective of human life and our place in the history of the universe. We really do live in a privileged moment and we have a remarkable opportunity to shape the future. Finding alien life will contextualize our own existence, and open our eyes to what else nature has dreamt up beyond our ourselves, potentially bestowing huge breakthroughs in science, technology, and philosophy.

    Concept, music & visuals by Melodysheep
    Featuring the voices of Douglas Rain, David Christian, Michelle Thaller, Orson Welles, Andrew Siemion, Dan Werthimer, Avi Loeb, Ellen Stofan, and Lawrence Krauss.

    Additional visuals by Julius Horsthuis, Konstantin Kovalenko, NASA, Evolve

    Thanks to: Juan Benet, Julius Horsthuis, Konstantin Kovalenko, Avi Loeb, and to my Patreon Supporters:

    John Maier (, Ali Akin Kurnaz, Alina Sigaeva, Amal Isaac, Anastasiia Kliakhina, Antoine C, Bhisham Mahtani, Brandon Sanders, Bryan Sands, Calcifer, Case K., Chris Becker, Colin, Cozza38, Crystal, Danaos Christopoulos, Daniel Hudson, Dave LeCompte, Dave & Debbie Boswell, David Minguez, Derick Yan, Diego Camacho, Eico Neumann, Ezri Dax, Gaetan Marras, Geekiskhan, Giulia Carrozzino, Hakon A. Hjortland, Heribert Breidsamer, Holly Boswell, Jeremy Kerwin, Jimpy, Jorge Ruz, JoursterL, Julio, Kalexan, Kody Cotterill, Laine Boswell, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Laura, Leo Botinelly, Leonard van Vilet, lloll887, Markus Oinonen, Matthew Jacoby, Matthew Ullrich, Maxime Marois, Michael Li, Michelle Wilcox, Mike Norkus, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Nathanial Dre Barinestein, Nicholas Martin, Nina Barton, Patrick, Preston Maness, Radu Chichi, Radu Turcan, Randall, redruMKO, Richard Williams, Robbie Casenta, Robin Kuenkel, Rodrigo Sambade Saá, Sandra, Sean Tham, Sebastien Descy, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, Tessa Haagenson, The Cleaner, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Yannic, ZAB, Zann.

    Stay tuned for more chapters of LIFE BEYOND and more experiences like this. Peace and love,

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    Voice Sources

    National Film Board: Universe
    David Christian TED Talk
    Dan Werthimer TEDx Talk
    Andrew Siemion: Beyond the Singularity
    Orson Welles: Who’s Out There
    Avi Loeb: The Case for Cosmic Modesty
    Michelle Thaller in how the Universe Works
    Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe, and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story

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  • LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life


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    What if there was a museum that contained every type of life form in the universe? This experience takes you on a tour through the possible forms alien life might take, from the eerily familiar to the utterly exotic, ranging from the inside of the Earth to the most hostile corners of the universe.

    New research is upending our idea of life and where it could be hiding: not just on Earth-like planets, where beings could mimic what our planet has produced, but in far flung places like the hearts of dead stars and the rings of gas giant planets. Nowhere in the universe is off limits.

    Only when we know what else is out there will we truly know ourselves. This thought experiment will give us a glimpse into what could be out there, how we might find it, and just how far nature’s imagination might stretch.

    Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their continued support of this series:

    Concept, visuals, and score by melodysheep, aka John D. Boswell. Narrated by Will Crowley. Additional visuals by Lynn Huberty, Tim Stupak, NASA, and Evolve. Featuring soundbites from Nick Lane, Jonathan Losos, Caleb Scharf, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Chris Crowe, Jack Cohen, and Jill Tarter.

    Featuring clips from Lynn Huberty’s amazing film “SHYAMA”:

    3D models by:
    Andrey Gritsuk ( Alex Albinyana, Alexander Tobler, Andrey Shinkov, Millionth Vector, Jazz-Cousins, Nick Govacko, DCA Tabletop, Dimitar Grozev, Maynardd, Bernhard van der Horst, Alexandr Ivlev, 3DRTcom, AssetKit, Tebogo, Igor Puškarić, The French Monkey

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    Lynn Huberty
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    And to all my supporters on Patreon: Ada Cerna, Adam Orand, Ajish Balakrishnan, Aksel Tjønn, Ali Akın Kurnaz, Andrew Edwards, Andrew Valenti, Antoine C, Antoni Simelio, Augustas Babelis, Bhisham Mahtani, Bradley Gallant, Brant Stokes, Daniel Saltzman, Caleb Levesque, Case K., Cheshire 2e du nom, Chinmay Kumar, Chris Wilken, Christian Oehne, Christina Winikoff, Christopher Heald, Chung Tran, Colin Glover, Corentin Kerisit, Cozza38, Crystal, Dan Alvesved, Danaos Christopoulos, Dave LeCompte, Davee Hallinan, David Lyneham, david p boswell, David Southpaw, denise frey, Derick Yan, Dexter, dixon1829, Don Loristo, Dylan Webb, Eico Neumann, Eyubed Balcha, Ezri Dax, Gaétan Marras, Gary Wei, geekiskhan, Genesplicer, Giulia C., Håkon A. Hjortland, Hans Husurianto, Henry R. Seymour, Heribert Breidsamer, ilkercan Kaya, Iota Katari, is8ac, Jackie Pham, James O'Connor, Jayson Hale, Jean Neyrial, Jessica Turner, Jimpy, JM_Borg, Jordan Swickard, Jose Contreras, Joshua Oram, JousterL, Julian Büttner, Julio Hernández Camero, kaynen brown, Kristin & Alan Cameron, Laine Boswell, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Laura, Laura Liddington, Layne Burnett, LemonHead, Lennart Klootwijk, Leo Botinelly, Leonard van Vliet, lloll887, Manu Galán García, Maraiu, Marco Cardamone, Mark Christopher, Mark T., Markus Oinonen, Marlin Balzer, Martin Majernik, Matthew Jacoby, Matthew Ullrich, Maxime Marois, Mehdi Bennani, Michael Li, Michelle Wilcox, Mike Norkus, Mind Wave, Mitchel Humpherys, Mohammed Aldaabil, Nathan, Nicholas Martin, Nikita Temryazansky, Nina Atesh, Nina Barton, Ninel, Patrick Keim, Patrick Schouten, Peycho Ivanov, PonWer, Preston Maness, Radu Turcan, Ramsey Elbasheer, Randall Bollig, Raz, RedOptics, Reg Reyes, Richard Sundvall, Richard Williams, Rob Phillips, Robin Kuenkel, Runi Winther Johnsen, Samih Fadli, Sandra, Sandro Heinimann, Scarlet Fortuna, Silas Rech, SilverFolfy, Smoka_Lad, SpartanLegends, Stefan, SunaScorpion, SymeSynth, The Cleaner, The Fellowship of Doge, TheHumungus, Timothé Wegiersky, Timothy E Plum, Trevor Robertson, Verissimus, Vinh Vo, Virgile Coulot, Whitney Champion, William Ronholm, Wise Doane, Wolfgang Bernecker, Yannic, ZAB, Алексей Козловский

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  • The Search For Life Beyond Earth


    For half a century, researchers have been scanning the sky for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, so far to no avail. But with regular discoveries of new planets around distant stars, the universe seems to be more friendly to life by the day.

    Interviews with Jill Tarter and Laurance Doyle from SETI Institute, and Andrew Siemion from UC Berkeley SETI Research Center, also affiliated with SETI Institute.

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  • First Contact: Life Beyond Earth


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    For over 100 years, we've been buzzing our planetary sirens, but in the end, the universe remains silent. The great silence, as it is often called, persists. Alien life seems to be exceedingly rare, or is it? So, where are the aliens? How do we contact an extraterrestrial civilization, and the better question is, should we even try?

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    Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan

    A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss:

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking:

    The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking:

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  • TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time


    Support my work on Patreon: | Get the soundtrack: | How's it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.

    We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos - to name a few.

    This is a picture of the future as painted by modern science - a picture that will surely evolve over time as we dig for more clues to how our story will unfold. Much of the science is very recent - and new puzzle pieces are still waiting to be found.

    To me, this overhead view of time gives a profound perspective - that we are living inside the hot flash of the Big Bang, the perfect moment to soak in the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, before it all fades away. Although the end will eventually come, we have a practical infinity of time to play with if we play our cards right. The future may look bleak, but we have enormous potential as a species.

    Featuring the voices of David Attenborough, Craig Childs, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking, Sean Carroll, Alex Filippenko, and Martin Rees.

    Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their support of this creation:

    And to my Patreon supporters: Juan Benet, Kalexan, Laine Boswell, Holly, Dave & Debbie Boswell, Abraxas, Alina Sigaeva, Aksel Tjønn, Daniel Saltzman, Crystal, Eico Neumann, geekiskhan, Giulia Carrozzino, Hannah Murphy, Jeremy Kerwin, JousterL, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Leonard van Vliet, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Patrick Cullen, Randall Bollig, Roman Shishkin, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, The Cleaner, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Westin Johnson, Yannic, and Anna & Tyson.

    Soundtrack now available: and coming soon to iTunes/Spotify/Etc

    Peace and love,


    Concept, music, writing, edit, and visual effects by melodysheep, with additional visual material sourced from:

    NASA Goddard
    Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
    BMW X1
    Journey to the Edge of the Universe
    How the Universe Works
    Deep Impact
    Wonders of the Universe
    Moon raker vfx reel
    Voyage of Time

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    Voice sample sources:

    Attenborough Davos Speech
    Craig Childs - Long Now Talk
    Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe Episode 1
    Neil deGrasse Tyson interview with Bill Moyers
    How the Universe Works - Season 3 Episode 2
    Will The Universe Ever End with Lawrence Krauss
    Janna Levin TED Talk
    A Brief History of Time (1991)
    What Happens in the Far Far Future
    Sean Carroll TEDxCaltech
    Alex Filippenko - TEDxSF
    To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe
    Martin Rees interview

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  • Life Beyond 3: Reveal Trailer


    This fall: the Life Beyond saga continues. Hold on to your butts.
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  • NASA Science Live: Modern-Day Explorers Search for Life Beyond Earth


    Is there life beyond Earth? NASA has been sending spacecraft to the far reaches of our solar system in search of an answer. But extreme forms of life on our own planet might reveal secrets of how life could form beyond Earth. Meet two NASA women who have ventured on remote expeditions and traversed Earth’s most extreme landscapes in the name of science and astrobiology. Send in your questions using #askNASA on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. EST, and tune in to hear from host and science communicator Kellie Gerardi.
    Dr. Darlene Lim blends her field science research with future human-robotic spaceflight concepts to the Moon and Mars. She’s gone for runs on 6 out of the 7 continents on Earth. 
    Dr. Jackie Goordial looks for life in extreme environments to understand its limits, and where and how we could find life beyond Earth. Despite doing research at sea for weeks, she still gets very seasick and didn’t learn how to swim until later in life.

  • Is There Life Beyond Earth? – Sadhguru Answers


    Are we alone in the universe? Sadhguru answers a question that has been bothering generations of stargazers and astrophysicists alike.

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  • Alien Worlds Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix


    Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

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    Support me on Patreon: On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe is. Starting with the big bang and culminating in the appearance of homo sapiens, this experience follows the unfolding of time at 22 million years per second, adhering closely to current scientific understanding.

    Narration by Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.

    Concept, music, editing, sound design, and select VFX by melodysheep.

    Soundtrack now on bandcamp:

    Massive thanks to Protocol Labs for sponsoring this video: 

     In addition to custom footage, this video samples a large library of content from many sources, including NASA, Voyage of Time, Cosmic Voyage, Wonders of the Universe, and more. Learn more about this project at

    It can be difficult to fathom how long 13.8 billion years is. The more you watch this video, the more it sinks in just how stunningly old the universe is, and how magnificently tiny we humans are in the grand scheme. I hope seeing this experiment in humility makes you ponder the vast, unwitnessed ages that have passed before we came along, and the brevity of our existence in comparison.

    Every event featured in this video is fascinating on its own, so I highly encourage anybody interested to dig deeper. Start with the Wikipedia page on geologic time and go from there to learn more about all the events featured within.

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  • Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe


    Eric Whitacre's Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe is a unique film and musical experience inspired by one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time: the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image.

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    Composer & Artistic Director: Eric Whitacre
    Film By: 59 Productions & Space Telescope Science Institute
    Executive Producer: Music Productions, Claire Long & Meg Davies

    Conductor: Eric Whitacre
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eric Whitacre Singers
    Virtual Choir 5 (more than 8,000 voices from 120 countries across the globe)

    Audio Production
    Produced by: John Powell
    Recorded by: Mike Hatch, Floating Earth
    Mixed by: John Traunwieser
    Mixed at 5 Cat Studios, Los Angeles CA
    Virtual Choir Editing by: John Michael Caldwell

    Special Thanks
    Dr. John M. Grunsfeld
    Dr. Robert Williams
    Scott D. Vangen
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  • Life Beyond Earth, Part 2: Kevin Hand | Nat Geo Live


    In the search for life beyond Earth, planetary scientist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand looks to the ocean worlds of our solar system, like Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
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  • Life Beyond 2: Teaser Trailer


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    Who's out there? To have any hope of finding alien life, we need to know what we're looking for. This experience will take you to far off planets and places in the universe to explore some of the most tantalizing questions in science: what would alien life be like? What forms are possible under the laws of nature? How weird could it get?

    The latest research is offering mind-blowing possibilities.

    Life Beyond Chapter 2 drops this Fall. Stay tuned.

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  • LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history - New Soundtrack




  • Life beyond chapter 1. alien life deep time and our place in cosmic history


  • The Search for Primitive and Intelligent Life on Other Planets


    Professor Abraham (Avi) Loeb, chair of the Astronomy department, Harvard University.
    Are we alone? Probably not, out of modesty - keeping in mind that about a quarter of all stars host a habitable Earth-size planet. Upcoming searches for primitive life will aim to detect oxygen or methane in the atmospheres of transiting planets. Searches for intelligent life will aim to detect artificial signals in the radio or optical bands, as well as artifacts such as megastructures, solar cells that are used to re-distribute light and heat on tidally-locked planets, industrial pollution or artificial light beams. Our own civilization is starting to study the feasibility of interstellar travel using a powerful laser beam pushing on a lightweight sail, the so-called Starshot Initiative. If successful, we might receive a signal from outer space stating: welcome to the interstellar club!.

  • LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history


  • NOVA | Finding Life Beyond Earth | PBS


    See the full-length episode at (US Only)
    Premiered Wednesday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT on PBS (check local listings). Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? For more information about the program visit

  • New Book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth


    A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 and more are coming

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  • Is There Life Beyond Earth?


    Scientists are leaping exponentially closer to finding life beyond Earth. Missions to Mars and Saturn’s moons are prime candidates for finding the first signs of life and NASA can now identify more than 3,500 planets outside our solar system, many with habitable temperatures. That number is quickly growing as space travel technology improves and probes head deeper into the galaxy.

    Nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson explores one of our civilization's most perplexing questions: Are we alone?

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  • Extraterrestrial Life - Avi Loeb


    A Reno Family Foundation Symposium
    Extraterrestrial Life with Avi Loeb, PhD
    Monday October 16th, 2019
    Museum of Science, Boston

    Are we the Universe’s only children and our thoughts its only thoughts? Given that a quarter of all stars host a habitable Earth-size planet, it would be arrogant to think we are. Upcoming searches will look for intelligent life on planets outside the Solar System through industrial pollution in their planetary atmospheres and space archaeology of debris from dead civilizations. Our own civilization is exploring interstellar travel. If successful, we might receive a signal from outer space stating: “welcome to the interstellar club!” Or we may receive a “message in a bottle,” implying that we should examine carefully any unusual object that arrives from outside the Solar System, such as `Oumuamua. Join superstar astronomer Avi Loeb to consider extraterrestrial life and how ‘Oumuamua might be a probe sent by an alien civilization.

    Join superstar astronomer Avi Loeb to consider extraterrestrial life and how ‘Oumuamua might be a probe sent by an alien civilization.

    Funding provided by the Reno Family Foundation Fund. This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

  • First planet discovered with water which may hold alien life


    Life on another planet could well be possible. Researchers at UCL have detected water vapour and habitable temperatures in the atmosphere of a super-earth.

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  • Searching for Life Beyond Earth with Katherine Bywaters


    How do we know where to look? And how will we know if we find it? A discussion with SETI Institute researcher Dr. Kathryn Bywaters. Learn more about Kathryn at

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  • Are We Alone? The Search for Life in the Universe


    The SETI Institute is bringing SETI Talks to San Francisco for the first time, thanks to a partnership with U.C. Berkeley Extension. Three scientists will discuss their individual approaches to answering the question, “are we alone?” and how they are searching for life elsewhere in the universe. Will we find a so-called technosignature, evidence of advanced technological civilizations? Should we explore places in our solar system with liquid water, such as Europa or Enceladus, for microbial life? And what can the study of exoplanets tell us about the possibility of extraterrestrial life? What are the near-term chances of discovering some form of life elsewhere?

  • Life Beyond Earth


    Life Beyond Earth: Part I of the 2020 #UAScience lecture series #CatalystsOfChange
    Speakers: Chris Impey, Betül Kaçar

    After four billion years of life on Earth, one species is altering the planet to make it less habitable. That same species is also poised to leave the planet and live on other worlds. As we contemplate life off-Earth we’re also making rapid progress in our search for life beyond Earth. The lecture will look at the trajectory of life on Earth, and what our planet can tell us about the likelihood of life on the many exoplanets that are being discovered. It will address the most profound questions we can ask about our place in the universe: Are we alone? The search for life beyond Earth will inform how we live on this planet. As T.S. Eliot wrote: “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

  • Plamenev - Let’s Go to the Stars!


    On the mountains high
    The air’s so clear
    But not anyone can breathe it in
    On the mountains high
    Stars are closer
    But how difficult that way I’m in.
    Insightful moments
    May happen to you
    The instant opens
    Speeches of the most truth
    It may have happened to me the first and the last time I flew
    I’ve seen it:

    When death comes to every town
    I will be there – we’re called by the stars!
    When death comes to every town
    I will be there – let’s go to the stars!

    A key to worth the stars is in the freedom
    From thirst and passions, built in us
    Deny yourself, be cold as you don’t need them –
    These earthy people and their fuss.
    Let’s leave the sinful lands
    To ape’s descendants -
    They’ll boil themselves alive in hell.
    Not we! We’ll evanesce!
    Refuse their weakness and
    Stay independent.
    You’ll hear the Universe’s spell.
    Delete the earthiness!
    Insights just like this happen also to you
    But not all of you see it as clear as I do
    Regenerate! Until we all have one simple thing understood:
    It’s all frail.

    When death comes to every town
    I will be there – we’re called by the stars!
    When death comes to every town
    I will be there – let’s go to the stars!

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    Join us for our next Planetarium Online program: The Search for Aliens! Follow our presenter as we explore the search for life beyond Earth. Why do we think there might be life beyond Earth, and where have we looked? Have we found any signs yet?

    Liberty Science Center is home to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in America. Video for this presentation was created on an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 6 system.

    This live stream originally aired on LSC's Facebook page on July 30, 2020. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with our weekly live streams!

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  • Art & Science of Deep Time: Conceiving the Inconceivable in the 19th Century | Caroline Winterer


    The ambition to think on the scale of thousands, millions, even billion of years emerged in the 19th century. Historian and author Caroline Winterer: chronicles how the concept of “deep time” has inspired and puzzled thinkers in cognitive science, art, geology (and elsewhere) to become one of the most influential ideas of the modern era.

    Caroline Winterer: is Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She is an American historian, with special expertise in American thought and culture. Her most recent book is American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason. Other books include The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900, and The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780-1910. She has received fellowships from among others the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Humanities Center. Her writing appears in numerous publications and academic journals. For mapping the social network of Benjamin Franklin she received an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Finding aliens: Is there a ‘theory of everything’ for life? | Sara Walker | Big Think


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    What, should it exist, is the universal law that connects all living things? To even dream of answering that question, and to one day find alien life elsewhere in the cosmos, humans must first reconcile the fact that our definition of life is inadequate.

    For astrobiologist Sara Walker, understanding the universe, its origin, and our place in it starts with a deep investigation into the chemistry of life. She argues that it is time to change our chemical perspective—detecting oxygen in an exoplanet's atmosphere is no longer sufficient enough evidence to suggest the presence of living organisms.

    Because we don't know what life is, we don't know where to look for it, Walker says, adding that an unclear or too narrow focus could result in missed discoveries. Gaining new insights into what life on Earth is could shift our quest to find alien life in the universe.

    Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origin of life and how to find life on other worlds. Walker is the deputy director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, associate director of the ASU-Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, and assistant professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She is also co-founder of the astrobiology-themed social website

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    SARA WALKER: We have, through science over the last 400 years, come to have a really deep understanding of the natural world. But so far that deep understanding doesn't include us. It's really important in an age when we're being faced with existential threats on a regular basis to understand our place in the cosmos. And I think unless we actually really address the question of 'What is life?' we're not really gonna understand ourselves in the context of the systems that we live in.

    Because we don't know what life is, we don't know where in the universe to look for it. My biggest worry is that we might just completely miss discovering it because we actually don't really have an idea what we're looking for. And we're thinking about the definitions of life the wrong way.

    I'm Sara Walker and I'm an astrobiologist. What that means is that I'm really interested in understanding if there's life elsewhere in the universe, but I'm also really interested in just understanding ourselves. And so most of my work is really focused on understanding the origin of life on Earth. To do that, my group is building ensembles of thousands of organisms and thousands of ecosystems and looking at properties of their chemistry.

    NARRATOR: On Earth, we're surrounded by life, but we have no idea how common or rare living systems are in the universe. We have no idea how many different forms life can take, no notion of what limits there are to its size or the timescales it operates on. We might've encountered alien life already and not recognized it.

    WALKER: There's this assumption that we make that because we are alive, we actually recognize life when we see it, or we understand what life is, and I think that's actually a really flawed viewpoint. For a long time, it was thought if we see oxygen in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, that is a sign of life, and we will be able to claim victory that we have discovered aliens. But as scientists thought about it a little bit more, it turns out you can make atmospheric oxygen pretty easily with simple models that don't even contain life. We really need a more general definition for life that doesn't depend on the specific chemistry that life on Earth uses but is more characteristic of what life is as a process that organizes chemistry and does all of the wonderful things that we associate with living matter.

    So I, for example, have a very broad definition of life that includes things like technology. Part of the reason for that is if you found a phone on Mars, you might not think that you discovered life, but you certainly would think you discovered evidence of life. Because the likelihood of that phone being there is zero without a living process putting it there. Life is literally the physics of creativity. It's the creative process in the universe. It's not an individual in that process...

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  • In France, volunteers to shut themselves in a cave for 40 days with no notion of time | AFP


    A group of 15 volunteers is set to live in isolation for 40 days in a cave in southwestern France, as part of an experiment looking into how humans when they have no notion of time. The Deep Time project will see the volunteers live in humid 12 degree conditions with a view to learning more about human behaviour when people are deprived of their usual way of life - a question scientists are keen to know more about in the context of coronavirus lockdowns.

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    This film is an edited version of a symposium held at Boston University on November 20, 1972 that explores the implications of the possible existence of extraterrestrial life within the galaxy and the universe. The panel members were Dr. Richard Berendzen, astronomy professor and historian of science at Boston University; Dr. Ashley Montagu, anthropologist, social biologist and author at Rutgers University; Dr. Philip Morrison, physicist educator and philosopher of science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Dr. Carl Sagan, astronomer and exobiologist at Cornell University; Dr. Krister Stendahl, clergyman and theologian at Harvard University; and Dr. George Wald, biologist at Harvard University.

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    Deep time is the concept of geologic time. The modern philosophical concept was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist James Hutton (1726–1797). Modern scientists believe, after a long and complex history of developments, that the age of the Earth is around 4.55 billion years.

    Hutton based his view of deep time on a form of geochemistry that had developed in Scotland and Scandinavia from the 1750s onward. As mathematician John Playfair, one of Hutton's friends and colleagues in the Scottish Enlightenment, later remarked upon seeing the strata of the angular unconformity at Siccar Point with Hutton and James Hall in June 1788, the mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time.

    Early geologists such as Nicolas Steno (1638-1686) and Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) had developed ideas of geological strata forming from water through chemical processes, which Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749–1817) developed into a theory known as Neptunism, envisaging the slow crystallisation of minerals in the ancient oceans of the Earth to form rock. Hutton's innovative 1785 theory, based on Plutonism, visualised an endless cyclical process of rocks forming under the sea, being uplifted and tilted, then eroded to form new strata under the sea. In 1788 the sight of Hutton's Unconformity at Siccar Point convinced Playfair and Hall of this extremely slow cycle, and in that same year Hutton memorably wrote we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.

    Other scientists such as Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) put forward ideas of past ages, and geologists such as Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) incorporated Werner's ideas into concepts of catastrophism; Sedgwick inspired his university student Charles Darwin to exclaim What a capital hand is Sedgewick for drawing large cheques upon the Bank of Time!. In a competing theory, Charles Lyell in his Principles of Geology (1830–1833) developed Hutton's comprehension of endless deep time as a crucial scientific concept into uniformitarianism. As a young naturalist and geological theorist, Darwin studied the successive volumes of Lyell's book exhaustively during the Beagle survey voyage in the 1830s, before beginning to theorise about evolution.

    Physicist Gregory Benford addresses the concept in Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia (1999), as does paleontologist and Nature editor Henry Gee in In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life (2001) Stephen Jay Gould's Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle (1987) also deals in large part with the evolution of the concept.

    John McPhee discussed deep time at length with the layman in mind in Basin and Range (1981), parts of which originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine. In Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle, Gould cited one of the metaphors McPhee used in explaining the concept of deep time:

    Consider the Earth's history as the old measure of the English yard, the distance from the King's nose to the tip of his outstretched hand. One stroke of a nail file on his middle finger erases human history.

    Concepts similar to geologic time were recognized in the 11th century by the Persian geologist and polymath Avicenna (Ibn Sina, 973–1037), and by the Chinese naturalist and polymath Shen Kuo (1031–1095).

    The Roman Catholic theologian Thomas Berry (1914–2009) explored spiritual implications of the concept of deep time. Berry proposes that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration and guide for our own effective functioning as individuals and as a species. This view has greatly influenced the development of deep ecology and ecophilosophy. The experiential nature of the experience of deep time has also greatly influenced the work of Joanna Macy and John Seed.

    H.G. Wells and Julian Huxley regarded the difficulties of coping with the concept of deep time as exaggerated:

    The use of different scales is simply a matter of practice, they said in The Science of Life (1929). We very soon get used to maps, though they are constructed on scales down to a hundred-millionth of natural size. . . to grasp geological time all that is needed is to stick tight to some magnitude which shall be the unit on the new and magnified scale—a million years is probably the most convenient—to grasp its meaning once and for all by an effort of imagination, and then to think of all passage of geological time in terms of this unit.

  • Deep Time Sympathy for the Human Devil | David Grinspoon | TEDxBoulder


    Astrobiologist David Grinspoon shares a deep space and deep time perspective on the human moment in Earth History, and how our views of ourselves from space can help us to grow the planetary awareness we need to survive.

    David H. Grinspoon is an American astrobiologist. He is Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and was the former inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology for 2012-2013.

    His research focuses on comparative planetology, with a focus on climate evolution on Earth-like planets and implications for habitability. He has also studied, written and lectured on the human influence on Earth, as seen in cosmic perspective.

    He has published four books, Venus Revealed, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize, Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life, which won the 2004 PEN literary award for nonfiction, Earth in Human Hands, which was named one of NPR's Science Friday Best Science Books of 2016 and Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, co-authored with Alan Stern. He is adjunct professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • Symphony of Science - Our Place in the Cosmos



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    We have searched for our place in the cosmos

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  • Life Beyond Earth Official Trailer: Would life beyond earth resemble us or something entirely alien?


    With our knowledge of the universe increasing, the possibility of life evolving in oceans on other planets in the solar system seems more real than ever. Scientists across disciplines explore what life-forms found in these environments would be like. Would they contain DNA? Would they be microbial or carbon-based organisms? Researchers at UNSW, Sydney, and Monash University, Victoria, have been seeking answers for years. Watch them discuss their findings and theories on a subject that has fascinated humans for centuries.

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  • Origins: Deep Time- Deep Deception part 2


    Join Origins host Ray Heiple as he welcomes, Dr. John Baumgardner for, “Deep Time- Deep Deception part 2.” A primary pillar that supports deep time in the scientific community is radioisotope dating.  Our guest shows that radioisotope methods used to date the rocks are flawed.  He’ll expose the single assumption that causes these methods to falsely yield ages of millions and billions of years, when in fact the actual ages are on the order of only thousands of years.  Christians need no longer be intimidated by radioisotope dating.

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  • Animal Intelligence and the Search for Life Beyond Earth


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  • The Search for Life and Intelligence Beyond Earth with Bill Diamond, presented at the Greenwich GMA


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