Origins is a four-part PBS documentary series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, tracing Earth's geologic evolution. How did the universe, our planet, how did we ourselves come to be? How did the first sparks of life take hold here? Are we alone in the cosmos? Where did all the stars and galaxies come from? These questions are as ancient as human curiosity itself. Trying to answer the questions, Origins leads viewers on a 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.

Episode 1 - Earth is Born

Episode 1 - Earth is Born
This episode presents a spectacular glimpse of the tumultuous first billion years of Planet Earth - a time of continuous catastrophe.

Episode 2 - How Life Began
The episode investigates the microorganisms inside rocks and meteorites to find out the signatures related to the planet's first primitive life forms.

Episode 3 - Where Are the Aliens?
Would "ETs" resemble us or the creatures of science fiction? This episode is about extraterrestrial life.

Episode 4 - Back to the Beginning
This episode explores how the colossal, mind-boggling forces of the early universe made it possible for habitable worlds to emerge.

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