‘The Life Of Earth’ Preview Sunday On Smithsonian Channel

Sunday, 11/3
THE LIFE OF EARTH: FROM SPACE (series premiere) — 9 p.m. ET/PT

FROM SPACE explores the birth and early life of our planet from a truly unique vantage point in Earth’s orbit, revealing remarkable new discoveries. With clues from over 300 satellites and space stations surveying Earth’s landmarks, scientists can show how the Earth formed from a collapsed star and how primitive life emerged around 3.7 billion years ago. Single-celled organisms on this early planet spawned a revolution by evolving a way to harness energy from sunlight, creating oxygen, which made the first multicellular life possible.

Sunday, 11/3
THE LIFE OF EARTH: THE AGE OF HUMANS (new episode) — 10 p.m. ET/PT

THE AGE OF HUMANS explores the incredible rise and global impacts of our species, which emerged 300,000 years ago. Satellite images of ancient weather patterns reveal that our exceptional brains may be an evolutionary response to an unpredictable climate. The world’s first city, the rise of civilization and the staggering growth of our population and our terraforming of the Earth’s surface can all be revealed by clues from space.

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