Encyclopaedia galactica

United States, 1989

TV show
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Episode number 12 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
In this episode Carl Sagan tackles the question of the possibilities of life on other planets. In spite of the lack of compelling credible evidence that alien visitors have visited our planet, Sagan demonstrates the probability of life existing elsewhere in the universe, and some of the possible forms this life might take. He also discusses the possibility of interstellar communication and how this might be interpreted, using the example of the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics by Jean Francois Champollion, posing the notion that the laws of science are a common language, a kind of Rosetta Stone.

Credits

producer

Gregory Andorfer

production company

Polytel

BBC

Carl Sagan Productions

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Group of items

Cosmos: a personal voyage

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325334

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Interstellar communication

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life on other planets

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Planets

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Unidentified flying objects

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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