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Birth of Planet Earth

Birth of Planet Earth explores the origins of our planet and the possibility of finding other Earth-like worlds in the galaxy, using advanced visualizations and cinematic-quality effects.

Produced by

Thomas Lucas

Directed by

Donna Cox, Bradley Thompson, Robert Patterson, Michael Bruno

Birth of Planet Earth tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins.  Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. The film employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?  Produced by Spitz Creative Media, NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab, Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with Tellus Science Museum.  This project has been made possible with support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office; funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

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Wisdome LA

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