Nova: Alien Planets Revealed
Wednesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m.
NASA's Kepler Telescope has created a golden age for planet hunters.
Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them?
With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, "Nova" takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there.
Main photo: CGI recreation of a possible alien land whale that might exist on a Red Dwarf planet
At right: CGI recreation of Kepler 22b - a world larger than the Earth - the first habitable zone planet discovered by Kepler.