The Life of Earth

The Life of Earth

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How did the world we call home come to be? It’s a question that is as old as humankind itself. Now, space technology is helping us gain new insights into the formation of our solar system and how the dynamic life on our planet has influenced the rise of our species. Combining the latest scientific discoveries and theories with CGI, we journey through eons of fire and ice to detail how Earth evolved into a habitable planet and how humanity’s success is putting us and our environment in peril.
How did the world we call home come to be? It’s a question that is as old as humankind itself. Now, space technology is helping us gain new insights into the formation of our solar system and how the dynamic life on our planet has influenced the rise of our species. Combining the latest scientific discoveries and theories with CGI, we journey through eons of fire and ice to detail how Earth evolved into a habitable planet and how humanity’s success is putting us and our environment in peril.

Season 1 (2 episodes)

  • 1. From Space

    Original air date: 11/03/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min.

    Original air date: 11/03/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min. Scientists, aerospace engineers, and astronauts are studying how Earth came into existence by gathering data from hundreds of satellites. From Earth’s early days, when its surface was a hellish ocean of molten rock, to the bombardment of meteors that brought water and the ingredients for life, witness its 4.5-billion-year journey and discover fresh insights into its epic history. This is the remarkable story of Earth from a truly unique vantage point.

  • 2. The Age of Humans

    Original air date: 11/03/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min.

    Original air date: 11/03/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min. Since humankind first went into space, we’ve had the ability to look down on the marvels of our civilization. Now, thanks to space technology, we are also able to look at our past to better understand how the dynamic life on our planet has influenced the rise of our species. Join us as we travel back 300,000 years to Africa’s equatorial zone where Homo sapiens first walked Earth. See how humans’ ability to harness the power of agriculture and fossil fuels transformed not just our population, but the entire ecosystem.