Oceans in Space answers the deep questions humans have about where life began and where it might exist elsewhere in the cosmos. It's a thought-provoking exploration of our own planet and the worlds around other stars in the search for life.
Oceans in Space provides an educational focus on the search for extrasolar planets and life in the universe via a set of multidisciplinary themes woven throughout the program that help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public. The show was created for general public audiences and students grades 4-12.
Narrated by Avery Brooks, Capt. Benjamin Sisko of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Produced by Loch Ness Productions.
- the origin and evolution of the solar system
- characteristics of Earth
- characteristics of Mars; evolution of Mars surface
- comparative planetology between Earth, Mars, and Europa
- Earth's oceans, their formation and effect on life, climate, and geological processes
- Martian meteorite analyses
- characteristics of Europa
- the formation of other stars and planetary systems
- the detection of planetary systems around other stars
- the evolution of primordial life
- organisms and their environments on Earth
- the search for similar environments elsewhere
- requirements to sustain life (water, warmth, organic material)
- exploring the undersea environment with specialized probes
- exploring Mars with telescopes and spacecraft
- exploring Europa with spacecraft
- exploring space with Hubble Space Telescope
- future missions to other planets to search for life
English, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Vietnamese