Inspiration: Life

So many creatures on our own planet appear to be out of this world! Find inspiration and information about life on our own planet – and beyond.


LIFE BEYOND I: Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history
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. 

LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life 
What if there was a museum that contained every type of life form in the universe?  This experience takes you on a tour through the possible forms alien life might take, from the eerily familiar to the utterly exotic, ranging from the inside of the Earth to the most hostile corners of the universe. 

LIFE BEYOND III: In Search of Giants. The Hunt for Intelligent Alien Life
Who are the masters of the universe?  Are we the only intelligent life, or is something else lurking out there? 

10 minutes of fascinating deep-sea animals
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Enjoy 10 minutes of mesmerizing deep-sea animals filmed by MBARI’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. 

Astrobiology: Life Beyond Earth?
California Academy of Sciences
Does life exist elsewhere in the Universe? With the discovery of thousands of exoplanets and the understanding of extreme life on Earth, scientists like Jill Tarter are getting better at searching for extraterrestrial life.

Are we alone? An introduction to astrobiology
Open University research on YouTube
Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered, “Are we alone?”. It’s a question that drive the field of astrobiology. What is astrobiology? What do astrobiologists do? This video will answer your astrobiology questions

The mysterious origins of life on Earth
Where on Earth did life begin? Explore the hydrothermal vents in Earth’s crust as simple compounds gave way to complex life. Luka Wright searches for the cradle of life that gave rise to the billions of species that inhabit our planet.