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For those lucky enough to have access to PBS’s series Nova, this week should be a real treat. On the 28th and 29th, Nova presents a 4-hour miniseries called “Origins“. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts the show and will take viewers on a “cosmic journey to the beginning of time and to the depths of space, in search of the first stirrings of life and its traces on other worlds.”



The four hours are separated into four particular topics:


  1. “Origins: Earth is Born” gives viewers a spectacular glimpse of the tumultuous first billion years of Earth — a time of continuous catastrophe.

  2. “Origins: How Life Began” zeroes in on the mystery of exactly how precious life happened.
  3. “Origins: Where are the Aliens?” explores whether ETs would resemble “us”, and if planets on which life can flourish rare or common in our universe?
  4. “Origins: Back to the Beginning” starts with a bang — the Big Bang, and takes viewers back to where everything began.

Sounds really good, it would be a crime to miss it.