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National Geographic - One Strange Rock

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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My father turned me onto this new series and I thought I'd share it here in the ATS community. I love me some Earth porn such as Blue Planet and all things David Attenborough, and this one has one has newer information and is beautiful to watch. It is narrated by Will Smith and hosts various astronauts that have spent significant time in space, particularly on the ISS. They share their perspectives,which are truly unique having spent time in such an annihilative environment and viewing our precious blue gem from afar, with all it's interrelated systems and glorious destruction and birth.

I have watched the first 2 and learned much so far. Turns out diatoms are the largest source of oxygen for our world, not trees. Trees do play a part, but diatoms are the key. I knew plankton was the largest source, being that our planet is mostly covered in water, but diatoms are what make up phytoplankton, and they are also found in glaciers and ice, as well as soil. The first episode covers the "river in the sky," and how the entire planet is involved in dispersal of various diatoms. I am always in awe at how this system is so cohesive and diverse. I like that these type of documentaries increase many people's appreciation and awareness of just how unique and wonderful our planet is.

Happy Sunday
One Strange Rock




posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: waftist

Tis a great show indeed!
And if you can start the “MARS” series and if you can stomach some serious stuff watch “The long road home”.
Both will not disappoint!


ETA
Here is a trailer for the long road home.

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And here is MARS.

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: waftist

Unfortunately. Your video doesn't play in my location.

Here are season 1 episodes 1-4 from youtube.

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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Thank you, Allaroundyou, I knew of the Long Road Home, but not of the Mars doc. Yea "serious stuff" is a genuine part of the awe. I will give them both a gander. It is really cool watching these things on a nice HD big screen with surround sound too, enveloped by the magnificence.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: waftist

OH snap I almost forgot to put up another trailer or something you may like!
This is a HULU original though. If you have it then PLEASE watch it!

“The first”



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: waftist

OH snap I almost forgot to put up another trailer or something you may like!
This is a HULU original though. If you have it then PLEASE watch it!

“The first”




I really enjoyed this one. I'm gonna check out The Long Road Home now.

Nevermind, answered my own question.
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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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I love me some Earth porn such as Blue Planet


So do I.



posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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Ive began watching it since you shared it here and i found all the episodes free OnDemand (Xfinity). I'll probably end up watching most of the episodes twice cause there is a lot of good information to absorb...

The Amazon Rainforest exists in its current state because of the Sahara Desert and its sand/dust storms providing the perfect fertilizer, which exists because the sahara was once an ocean floor with a kilometer deep of diatom shells from millions of years ago.

And the Amazon Rainforest, the "lungs of the planet", produces a lot of oxygen, but "not one breath" of it leaves the Amazon. The Amazon is filled with so much life, it uses up what it produces. Lots of interesting stuff just in the first episode! I like what they said at the end, there is no part of the world that is not effected by what happens on the other side of the planet.







 
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