Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Video: NOVA's "Finding Life Beyond Earth"

by Salman Hameed

As promised, here is the full video of the recently aired NOVA show, Finding Life Beyond Earth". There are some nice simulations in the show. The trip to Titan at the start of the show is fantastic. But I think they should have spend more time on Mars piecing together all the evidence for water - though the methane angle was good and well done.

Here is the video,  but also check out the NOVA website for supplementary material to go with this episode:

Watch Finding Life Beyond Earth on PBS. See more from NOVA.

4 comments:

Asad said...

waiting for Brian Greene's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" to air on Nova from Nov. 2nd. It is based on his book of the same title.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/fabric-of-the-cosmos.html

Asad said...

I'm all for promoting science and knowledge. For anyone interested in watching hundreds of free documentaries online on every topic ranging from science to history to religion please visit:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/
and
http://watchdocumentary.com/

None of the videos are hosted on these sites. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, YouTube, etc.

And no, I don't have any association with these sites, just wanted to share.

Atif Khan said...

Thanks Asad for sharing valuable sources of information and Science.

Asad M said...

You are welcome Atif. Besides books and online journals/articles (peer reviewed of course), I believe good documentaries are an important alternative source of knowledge as well. BBC and Nova are the best producers of science documentaries.