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NOVA: Life’s Rocky Start (2016)

Aired January 2016 on NOVA / PBS

Credit: Jane Teeling | Associate Producer

Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place—a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. But how? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe.