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Scribes Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, best known for co-scripting the epic television miniseries Cosmos with Carl Sagan, reteam for this short documentary - a production of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York that was created exclusively for planetarium viewing. As narrated by Harrison Ford, the program speculates on the existence of extraterrestrial life, given the recent discovery that seemingly countless numbers of planets exist outside of the Earth, produced by the same processes that are still creating planets and stars throughout the Milky Way. The program employs a series of 3D visuals drawn from recent scientific discoveries and images culled from NASA missions, thus "transporting" viewers to new and unfamiliar locales including the surface of Mars, the exterior of Jupiter's moon Europa, the interior of a cloud of interstellar gas (during the birth of the solar system) and much more. Stephen Endelman composed the score. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi