NOVA: Alien Planets Revealed

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:00pm

CGI recreation of Kepler 22b - a world larger than the Earth - the first habitable zone planet discovered by Kepler.

Credit: Courtesy of DSP VFX; © Darlow Smithson

Join a mind-bending exploration of strange worlds and the creatures that might exist there. 

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them? With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there. NOVA: Alien Planets Revealed airs Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.