“At the start of a new millennium we're about to embark on the greatest adventure of all time. Five hundred million miles from Earth, a spacecraft will land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. It's mission, to search for alien life. As we reach out across the galaxy, our spacecraft will explore the most extreme environments to answer the ultimate question, are we alone?” ~ John Hurt, The Expanding Universe: Searching for Other Life Forms.
Today on Far Future Calling we join the search for Alien Life in this episode from the acclaimed documentary series "Universe: Beyond the Millennium” narrated by John Hurt.
Humankind has pondered since time immemorial whether or not we are alone in the Universe. Only within the last century or so has the technology come into existence that would allow for the serious scientific search for such extraterrestrials.
This documentary details some of the discoveries that have been made thus far that might suggest the possibility of extraterrestrial life, as well as the continuing efforts of scientists to make new discoveries along those lines.
|Europa Life Poster by Bill Wright: One Day Astronauts May Visit Europa to Search for Alien Life.|
It also looks at the legitimate scientific attempts to find evidence of intelligent life beyond the Earth. Researchers and scientists involved in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have spent decades trying to determine how extraterrestrial civilizations would attempt to contact us and if one does how we would try to reply.
|Painting by Copyright © 1998-2014 Lynette R. Cook|
“Universe: Beyond the Millennium” originally premiered in 1999 under the title “Expanding Universe” and presented an overview of our Universe as we understood at that time, and how that knowledge may eventually evolve over the course of the next millennium.
Using CGI, the series featured animated sequences that offer greater insight about the glorious phenomena that have shaped the evolution of our cosmos.
Expanding Universe is available on DVD from Amazon Books.