Alien life should exist beyond Earth, muse two NOVA TV episodes

Fans of UFOs and alien life outside of Earth are treated to two primetime TV episodes of the award-winning Nova program Wednesday evening.

Tune into Nova on PBS Wednesday evening at 9/8c for the TV episode “Finding Life Beyond Earth – Are We Alone,” followed at 10/9c with the freaky episode of “The Elegant Universe” titled “Welcome to the 11th Dimension.” Both of these encore programs are in the wake of the recent NASA spacecraft mission and successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars this past Monday. For instance, a program description for the airing Aug. 8 at 9/8c (check local listing) of “Finding Life Beyond Earth” seems to be a perfect episode in the wake of the recent NASA launch of the MSL rover which is currently search for past or present habitability on Mars using a variety of scientific instruments. According to NASA, the MSL landed on Mars successfully early Monday at the Gale Carter where “electron micrograph of Martian meteorite ALH84001 showing structures that some scientists think could be fossilized bacteria-like life forms.”

In turn, a PBS marketing promotion for this Aug. 8 airing of “Life Beyond Earth,” explains how man is now able to take “a spectacular trip to distant realms of our solar system to discover where secret forms of life may lie hidden. Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling animation, this program immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring—mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined.”

Life Beyond Earth and the 11th Dimension talk aliens

One of the nice features about Nova’s ongoing TV series on PBS is its accompanying program website with a teacher’s guide that offers insights that go “beyond” the television presentations; with links to other TV shows, movies, websites and books that support the ideas raised during Nova TV episodes.

For instance, both the episodes: “Finding Life Beyond Earth – Are We Alone,” and “The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension” – that air Aug. 8 beginning at 9/8c on PBS (check local listing) – are linked to such interesting sources such as the new book “The Source Field Investigations” by famed ancient civilizations expert David Wilcock.

Wilcox writes on pages 447-445 of his new book “The Source Field Investigations” how Dr. Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science “speculated that there could be one hundred billion Earthlike planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. This estimate is based on the widespread prevalence of extra-solar planets that have been discovered;” such as what’s revealed Wednesday evening on both Nova TV episodes that muse over the idea of aliens living on distant planets or even in an “11th Dimension.”

Alien crop circle makers having a field day on Earth

Crop circles still can’t be properly explained, notes Nova TV science experts.

In turn, crop circles recently popped up in a field in Washington State. The crop circles made international news and then faded away “as if they were part of an 11th Dimension,” quips the Nova TV episode of The Elegant Universe “Welcome to the 11th Dimension.”

At the same time, David Wilcock writes on pages 440-441 in his new book “The Source Field Investigation” that the British newspaper The Telegraph reported a story recently where “a police officer say three men, each with blond hair and over six feet tall, taking instrument readings near a crop circle. The officer heard a hissing sound similar to static electricity, and this crackling noise seemed to run through the entire field – while also causing the crop to gently move. He shouted at the three men but they did not seem to be able to hear his voice. However, when he entered the field, they all looked at him and began running. The police officer said they ran faster than any man ‘I have ever seen. I’m no slouch but they were moving so fast. I looked away for a second, and when I looked back they were gone.”

Thus, tune into Nova Wednesday evening and ask yourself if this “11th Dimension” exists?

For instance, a local in Sisters, Oregon, noted a tall blond man named “Lou was here claiming he is a hybrid.”

Nova explores the 11th Dimension

Moreover, there’s an interesting link to this “11th Dimension” that points to the cult classic “The Art of Dreaming” by Carlos Castaneda that was published in 1993. On page 5 of this book, Castaneda points to the “11th Dimension,” as “the energy essence of human beings,” where “luminous shapes float” as in ancient times.

At the same time, Castaneda writes how “the essence of the universe resembles incandescent threads stretched into infinity in every conceivable direction, luminous filaments that are conscious of themselves in ways impossible for the human mind to comprehend.”

As for aliens walking the Earth – as hybrids such as “Lou” or in other forms as suggested in Nova’s “11th Dimension” – Castaneda writes on page 12 of “The Art of Dreaming” that “aliens certainly look like men. What else would they look like? But they are not quite like what your or I would expect. Yet if you pressed me to tell in what way they were different, I would go in circles, like a dog chasing its tail.”

Nova’s Aug. 8 programs takes you were no man has gone before

While Nova’s TV website is chocked full of details about the recent Mars spacecraft landing; including a story called the “Ultimate Mars Challenge” as NASA successfully deployed its new “sky crane” to land the Curiosity rover on Mars; its website also offers NASA’s Steve Squyres narrating a “virtual tour” of some of the Mars Exploration Rovers’ “most revealing discoveries.”

And, tune to the Nova television website for planetary scientist Ashwin Vasavada’s reflection on life as a member of the Mars Science Laboratory team; while Nova’s senior producer muses about “the allure of the Red Planet,” featuring a very recap of the Mars spacecraft launch.

Thus, with all this news coming from Mars, this Nova episode for Aug. 8 asks scientists “are we on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?”

Finding Life Beyond Earth

A program description for the airing Aug. 8 at 9/8c (check local listing) of “Finding Life Beyond Earth” also seems to be a perfect episode in the wake of the recent NASA launch of the MSL rover which is currently search for past or present habitability on Mars using a variety of scientific instruments.

According to NASA, the MSL landed on Mars successfully early Monday at the Gale Carter where “electron micrograph of Martian meteorite ALH84001 showing structures that some scientists think could be fossilized bacteria-like life forms.”

In turn, a PBS marketing promotion for this Aug. 8 airing of “Life Beyond Earth,” explains how man is now able to take “a spectacular trip to distant realms of our solar system to discover where secret forms of life may lie hidden. Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling animation, this program immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring—mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined.”

Also, this Nova TV episode explains how “powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments—atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. If we do find primitive life-forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe - the rule, and not the exception.”

Nova TV program website filled with great links for more discovery

Moreover, the Nova website explores such timely questions as “Why does Mars hold such fascination? It is Earth's twin gone wrong, so similar and yet so different. Mars shows us what Earth might have been; it is our cautionary tale, our there but for the grace of God planet. How did Earth get so lucky? Why is our planet lush with life while Mars is dry and desolate? Figuring out how and why our fates diverged is one of the great mysteries driving the exploration of Mars.”

In the last decade, for example, Nova has "gone to Mars" three times, as it followed the scientists and engineers on the Spirit, Opportunity, and Phoenix teams.”

Today, Curiosity travels to Mars comes with a heavy payload of questions, states Nova producers. “Some of these questions will be answered, but others will surely lead to new and even more exciting questions. It is therefore my deep and sincere hope that Curiosity will not be an end but the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Mars exploration.”

Thus, with this moment of history – with the Mars Science Laboratory rover now searching for past and present habitability on Mars – Nova takes TV fans on another leap for man’s quest for life beyond the stars in what’s best on television today being real life.

Image source of the creature from the 1922 film “Nosferatu,” while folkloric “aliens” of the ancient societies are said to have a wide range of appearance ranging from nearly human to alien, as discussed on the PBS “Nova” TV program Wednesday that muses about an “11th Dimension.” Photo courtesy Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire

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