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LIFE BEYOND | Chapter 1: The Dawn (4K). An exploration of alien life & our place in the universe.

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    In all of time
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    on all the planets of
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    all the galaxies in space
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    what civilizations have risen,
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    looked into the night
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    seen what we see
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    asked the questions that we ask?
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    What we see around us
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    is staggering complexity
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    How is it possible?
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    Living organisms are created by chemistry
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    We are huge packages of chemicals
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    And what are the ideal conditions for chemistry?
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    Well, first, you need energy.
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    But not too much.
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    What you want is just the right amount
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    and planets it turns out are just right
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    because they are close to stars, but not too close
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    You also need a great diversity of chemical elements.
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    And you need liquid, such as water.
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    Why?
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    Well, is gases, atoms move past each other so fast
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    that they can't hitch up.
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    In solids, atoms are stuck together
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    they can’t move.
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    In liquids,
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    they can cruise and cuddle
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    and link up to form molecules.
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    liquid water is just so good
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    for getting evolution going
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    molecules can dissolve in the water,
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    form more complex chains
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    Now, where do you find such Goldilocks conditions?
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    Well, planets are great
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    and our early Earth was almost perfect
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    It was just the right distance from its star
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    to contain huge oceans of liquid water.
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    And deep beneath those oceans,
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    at cracks in the Earth's crust,
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    fantastic chemistry began to happen
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    and atoms combined in all sorts of exotic combinations.
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    here, on our planet,
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    microbes have adapted
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    to survive the most hostile conditions.
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    Arid deserts,
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    the frozen Himalayas
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    in trenches under thousands of tons of pressure
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    in the ocean deeps.
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    In the vacuum of a space simulator
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    life forms have been flourishing for years
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    without oxygen.
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    Very very quickly,
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    as soon as the Earth cooled off,
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    after its formation, we know that life began here.
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    Because it happened quickly here on Earth
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    we think it's going to happen quickly
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    on other planets as well.
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    We know that the galaxy is awash in water,
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    it’s awash in organic molecules,
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    and complex chemistry.
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    All of the things that we know
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    were necessary for life to begin on this planet
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    exist in abundance throughout the galaxy.
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    Did something similar to what happened on our own planet
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    happen on those other planets?
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    There are more habitable Earth-mass planets
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    in the observable volume of the universe
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    than there are grains of sand
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    on all the beaches on Earth.
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    The discovery of just one bacteria on Mars,
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    or any other body of the solar system,
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    would indicate that the whole chain of evolutions
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    cosmic, chemical, and biological
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    is at work everywhere.
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    In that case,
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    the creation of life anywhere in the universe
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    would be more the rule than the exception.
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    Within all of our lifetimes we're going to understand
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    that there is life on other bodies in the solar system.
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    We're going to understand the implications of that
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    for evolution of life here on Earth.
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    We're going to find planets around other stars
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    that we can say we see potential signs of habitability
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    in their atmospheres.
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    That's all going to happen in the next 10 to 20 years
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    How exciting is that?
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    We're on the verge of things
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    that people have wondered about for millennia:
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    "Are we alone?"
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    And here we are on the verge of finding that out.
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    The Universe is nearly 14 billion years old,
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    and our Galaxy is something like 12 billion years old.
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    So there could be life out there
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    that could be dramatically more advanced
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    than the life that we have here on this planet.
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    The only elements that were created in the Big Bang
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    where hydrogen, helium and a little bit of lithium.
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    All the stuff that makes your life livable -
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    those elements weren't created in the Big Bang.
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    The only place they're created
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    is in the fiery core of a star
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    and the only way for them to get into your body
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    is if those stars were kind enough to explode.
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LIFE BEYOND | Chapter 1: The Dawn (4K). An exploration of alien life & our place in the universe.
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Support this project on Patreon: http://patreon.com/melodysheep | The biggest question of our time. Are we alone? Chapter 1 of this experience takes you to alien worlds and distant places in time and space, in search of where alien life might be hiding and what our place is within the history of life. After generations of wondering, the truth is finally within our reach. New research and technologies have brought us closer than ever to an answer - only a few decades in the eyes of some NASA scientists.

The search has led to new discoveries that will blow your mind wide open and give a profound new perspective on human life. The deeper we look, the deeper we see into nature's imagination, and the more we learn about ourselves. I hope stewing on these thoughts tickles your brain as deeply as it does mine.

In upcoming chapters of Life Beyond we will explore making contact with intelligent life, the potential physics of alien biology, how to survive the end of the universe, and more. Follow and support my creative journey on Patreon: http://patreon.com/melodysheep

Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their support of this creation: https://protocol.ai/
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I wanted to follow up Timelapse of the Future with a more optimistic perspective of human life and our place in the history of the universe. We really do live in a privileged moment and we have a remarkable opportunity to shape the future. Finding alien life will contextualize our own existence, and open our eyes to what else nature has dreamt up beyond our ourselves, potentially bestowing huge breakthroughs in science, technology, and philosophy.

Featuring the voices of Douglas Rain, David Christian, Michelle Thaler, Orson Welles, Andrew Siemion, Dan Werthimer, Avi Loeb, Elle Stofor, and Lawrence Krauss.

Thanks to: Juan Benet, Julius Horthisimus, Konstantin Kovalenko, Avi Loeb, and to my Patreon Supporters:

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