WHAT IF EARTH WERE UNIQUE?
Director(s): Laurent LICHTENSTEIN – Writer(s): Serge BRUNIER, Bruno BUCHER Contact Print page
For the last 30 years, space probes have been sent to the outer reaches of our solar system. We’ve ceaselessly scrutinized the Universe with ever more powerful terrestrial or space telescopes and we have even sent robots to Mars, running across kilometres of frozen desert... Nothing. No trace of life.
Over the course of these observations, scientists have discovered new worlds, distant planets as well as rocky, liquid gaseous, cold or hot exoplanets. This confirms that, when we look at the sky, we have to imagine that each of the 200 billion stars shining in our galaxy is accompanied by at least one planet, probably more.
But the biggest surprise of all is that none of the planets observed to date are similar to ours. No solar system seems to have the delicate organization that has favoured the emergence of the terrestrial ecosystem. Behind their telescopes astronomers wonder: What if Earth were unique?
Our film tells a magnificent and truly amazing story that began 4.6 billion years ago when the first grains of dust would little by little come together to form the planets of our solar system.
An improbable scenario, full of twist and turns that will take us from these grains of dust to our terrestrial ecosystem.
Our narrative angle is to show the unique and even improbable chain of events leading from the birth of the solar system to the terrestrial ecosystem that is the source of the appearance of life on Earth.