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From the award-winning team of filmmaker Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") and producer Jane Root ("America the Story of Us"), this 10-part cinematic event series explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth -- one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. Host Will Smith guides viewers on an unprecedented exploration, bolstered by an elite group of eight astronauts who provide unique perspectives and relate personal memoirs of the planet seen from a distance. Hourlong episodes delve into monumental events such as genesis, cosmic violence, human intelligence and alien life, oxygen, and survival vs. destruction.

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After 665 weightless days in space, astronaut Peggy Whitson smashes through the atmosphere on her last journey home to planet Earth; with her first steps back on land, she encounters fresh air, blue skies, warm sun, and gravity.
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The epic story of Earth's battle with the sun and how life thrives against all odds; hurling devastating particles and deadly radiation at Earth, the sun is the big boss of the solar system; without several shields, life on Earth wouldn't survive.
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Earth is born in a cosmic storm and shaped by violence; the planet exists as a result of random collisions in a dangerous cosmos, constructed from the rubble of the early solar system.
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For the privileged few who have looked down at the Earth from space, the planet's thin blue line sets it apart from any other.
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For three billion years, nothing on Earth had a brain; even today, over 90 percent of life doesn't need a brain to survive; an investigation into the mystery of the human brain and the chain of events that produced the anomaly of human intelligence.
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Life on Earth starts as single-cell bacteria and stays like that for two billion years; then, a miraculous event transforms Earth into a complex interconnected web based on a competition for food.
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Ever since life emerged, microbes, plants and animals have sculpted the planet's surface and atmosphere in the strangest of ways: from rocks to rivers, life has crafted everything that makes Earth so special.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield believes the only chance for human survival is to escape from Earth and build a space colony; this undertaking will be made difficult due to space radiation, micro gravity and bacteria.
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Without the cycle of death and sacrifice, life would not exist on Earth; from the deaths of stars to mass extinctions. this is the story of how life evolved hand in hand with death; death drives evolution, ensuring that life is never wiped out.
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The story of the dynamic forces and crazy coincidences that took a bunch of dead ingredients and transformed them into something as wondrously intricate as life on Earth.
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Astronauts reveal Earth's interwoven systems, amplified by Peggy Whitson's space mission.