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Aliens: Are We Alone? (2013)

Does alien life exist out there in the Universe Scientists are now getting closer than ever to answering that question thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope. This revolutionary spacecraft is... See full summary »




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Does alien life exist out there in the Universe Scientists are now getting closer than ever to answering that question thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope. This revolutionary spacecraft is on a mission to find habitable alien planets. Thanks to Kepler we now know of thousands of possible planets and we're getting closer than ever to finding the holy grail: a twin of our Earth. We use CGI to bring these alien worlds to life, and with the help of scientists, we speculate on what extra-terrestrial life might be like. Written by DSP

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Interesting Documentary With Misleading Title
17 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Is there life on other planets ? I'm probably an agnostic on the subject . Scientists say as a statistical possibility there is almost certainly life on other planets " There's X amount of planets in our Galaxy alone and if only a small per centage of these planets were capable supporting life that would mean statistically not only would there be X amount of planets with intelligent life then many of these planets would have civilisations far more advanced than our own . There is however no scientific proof of any of this" . It's interesting how so many of these statements from scientists have an almost identical phrasing almost as if they're literally singing from the same scientific hymn book which leads me to believe it's a meme combined with wish fulfillment . In the words of Ali G "keep it real" and don't build up any hopes and put our faith in to statistical possibilities

This documentary isn't so much about the possibility of life existing on other planets but is it possible of finding a planet similar to conditions on Earth and involves sending the Kepler spacecraft launched in to space in 2009 for that very reason . If we're talking about stats a female scientist mentions there's four point five million stars in our own Galaxy .Think about it for a minute and you'll realise if there's one planet for every ten stars that gives a potential of 450,000 potential planets and if only one per cent of these planets were similar to ours that's potentially 4,500 planets - in one single Galaxy . Of course there's unlimited abstracts involved because regardless of how many of these planets could be a surrogate home for future generations of human because these planets are too far to travel to such as being hundreds of light years away . Putting this in to perspective this means if you were able to build a spaceship that could travel at 186,000 miles a second it would take hundreds of years to get there . You might like to know that the fastest vehicle in human history is the Voyager spacecraft which travels at 70,000 miles an hour which is a literal snail's crawl compared to the spaceships we're used to so you're able to see the near impossible challenge facing humanity if it wants to cross the stars of the universe . This is pity because the Kepler spacecraft can discover as many as two new planets every day . The documentary does mix scientific fact with fleeting speculation as to how life if it did exist might be like , But it's a documentary that concentrates more on planetary conditions rather than bug eyed monsters readying themselves to take over our world . The title might be misleading but it's still an informative documentary for those of us interested in science

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