WHAT IF EARTH WERE UNIQUE?
– Writer(s): Serge BRUNIER, Bruno BUCHER Contact Print page
Our universe is thus populated by billions and billions of planets and, inevitably, one question arises: are there other planets like our own planet Earth? Are there other worlds covered with oceans and pack ice, forests and deserts, mountains and volcanoes that are home to such abundant life?
For the past twenty years, astronomers have been searching the galaxy. The more new planets they discover around other stars, the more unique planet Earth appears to them. Mostly, the planetary systems they observe are very different from our well-ordered solar system, with its four small telluric planets followed by four gas giants.
This Layout has long been considered to be a ‘universal model’, but could it be the result of an improbable scenario? Could Earth have benefited from exceptional circumstances, without which life could not have developed?
This is the adventure our film is going to tell: the great story of our own planet Earth within our solar system; with its accidents and unexpected twists and turns, pieced together from the latest discoveries of astronomers. While examining the sky from the great observatories around the globe, they wonder: What if… Earth were indeed unique?