Nova: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening
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Nova: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening

Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m.

Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of Earth’s birth.

Experts unveil the earliest forms of life: an odd assortment of bacterial slime. Life like this would flood the atmosphere with oxygen and spark the biological revolution that conquered the planet. Travel with "Nova" and host Dr. Richard Smith to meet the cast in the first scenes of the great drama of life on earth.