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In case anyone missed the first showing of this fantastic 4-part series,
be sure to set your VCRs or TiVos for next Tuesday night.  Check local
listings for exact time.



Next on NOVA:  "Origins"


Broadcast: August 23,  2005 at 8 p.m. ET/PT -- Repeat
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check  your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)

Has the universe  always existed? How did it become a place that
could harbor life? Are we  alone, or are there alien worlds waiting
to be discovered? NOVA presents some  startling new answers in
"Origins," a groundbreaking four-part miniseries  beginning this
Tuesday. Hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist  and
Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of  Natural
History, the miniseries investigates new clues from the frontiers  of
science. Over the next four Tuesdays, Tyson guides viewers on a
cosmic  journey to the beginning of time and to the depths of space,
searching for  life's first stirrings and its traces on other worlds.

Here's what you'll  find on the companion Web site:

Inquiry, Interviews, and  More

Life's Little  Essential
Everybody knows that liquid water is  necessary for life. But just
why  exactly?

A Conversation With Neil deGrasse  Tyson
Hear from the series host on the hottest  discoveries in origins
research, his advice for  budding scientists, and more.

How did Life  Begin?
Harvard's Andrew Knoll discusses the deeply  mysterious jump long
ago from non-living to  living.

Does Mars Have  Life?
NASA's Christopher McKay thinks the red planet  once had living
things and maybe, just maybe, still  does.

Who Needs  Galaxies?
Astronomer Sandra Faber explains how  galaxies brew the
ingredients for  life.

Are We Alone?
Paleontologist Peter Ward says that as intelligent creatures,  we
humans are probably not alone in the universe,  just very lonely.

Interactives and Slide  Shows

Do Aliens Exist in the Milky  Way?
In this interactive poll, explore a series of  arguments for and
against, then vote online.  (Results to date: 79% yes, 15% no,
and 7%  undecided).

The Drake  Equation
Try your hand at calculating how many  intelligent, communicating
civilizations might be in  our galaxy.

Decoding Cosmic  Spectra
Play astronomer and analyze the spectral  fingerprints of a planet,
star, galaxy, and  nebula.

The Pillars of  Creation
Assemble the famous image of the Eagle  Nebula from raw data
beamed down from the Hubble  Space Telescope.

The Origins  Game
Where are scientists making the great  discoveries in origins
research? Check out our world  map.

History of the  Universe
This interactive time line chronicles the  evolution of the
universe from the big bang to 10 to  the 100 years from now.

A Brief History of  Life
Review the grand march of organisms from over  three billion
years ago to the  present.

ET Gallery
Sci-fi films and T.V. shows reveal how limited our  imagination
is when it comes to alien  life.

Also, watch a video preview of the program, browse Links &  Books,
get a recipe for "Cosmic Soup," and  more.



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Major funding for "Origins" is  provided by the National Science
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Office of Space Science and the Alfred P. Sloan  Foundation.