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Origins: Series Overview

Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth and life itself.

(These programs no longer available for streaming.) Has the universe always existed? How did it become a place that could harbor life? What was the birth of our planet like? Are we alone, or are there alien worlds waiting to be discovered? NOVA presents some startling new answers in "Origins," a groundbreaking four-part NOVA miniseries hosted by dynamic astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson leads viewers on a cosmic journey to the beginning of time and into the distant reaches of the universe, searching for life's first stirrings and its traces on other worlds.

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Major funding for Origins is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for Origins is provided by NASA's Office of Space Science and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.