First Contact: An Alien Encounter

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Explore the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact.

Mixing a fictional narrative with documentary interviews, "First Contact: An Alien Encounter" tells the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact and explores the new tools we have available in the search for life beyond earth.

10 PBS Programs All About Aliens

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10 PBS Programs All About Aliens

From extraterrestrial beings to UFOs, there are countless theories and reported sightings of life from other galaxies. Check out some of these otherworldly programs from PBS.

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About the Show

In the last 20 years, new technologies have dramatically improved our ability to see and hear the universe around us. We've built networks of radio telescopes to scan the stars for signals and discovered over 50 potentially habitable worlds in the milky way galaxy alone.

As a result, many leading scientists now believe there's a genuine possibility we may soon detect the first evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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