COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson enters the Palace of Life, an imaginary place of ancient towers hidden by the mists of time and enshrouded in myth. Here, he moves into its largest, most ancient realm, to walk among the life at the bottom of the sea in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson enters the Palace of Life, an imaginary place of ancient towers hidden by the mists of time and enshrouded in myth. Here, he moves into its largest, most ancient realm, to walk among the life at the bottom of the sea in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Every grain of pollen, like the one pictured here, is sculpted differently by evolution, each a novel strategy for survival, sharpened by vast expanses of time in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: (Alamy)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Every grain of pollen, like the one pictured here, is sculpted differently by evolution, each a novel strategy for survival, sharpened by vast expanses of time in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: (Alamy)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Wasps nurtured their young during their helpless, larval stage by bringing home game, but also carried pollen, rich in protein, a meal for the grubs when Mom came home without any kills in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Wasps nurtured their young during their helpless, larval stage by bringing home game, but also carried pollen, rich in protein, a meal for the grubs when Mom came home without any kills in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Tardigrades are among the most successful lifeforms, having survived all five mass extinctions, but recent research suggests they may also do something we like to think only humans do: snuggle for affection in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Tardigrades are among the most successful lifeforms, having survived all five mass extinctions, but recent research suggests they may also do something we like to think only humans do: snuggle for affection in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Beneath China's FAST telescope teems an underground network, the product of enduring collaboration among fungi, plants, bacteria, and animals: the mycelium in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Beneath China's FAST telescope teems an underground network, the product of enduring collaboration among fungi, plants, bacteria, and animals: the mycelium in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Cosmos Studios)

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

/ Airdate

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: In the Palace of Life, host Neil deGrasse Tyson encounters Saccorhytus coronarius. When it lived, 550 million years ago, it was microscopic. But for us now, it looms large. This creature is the earliest common ancestor we've yet found, a physical connection we share with almost every animal on Earth in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.(Cosmos Studios)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

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COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS: In the Palace of Life, host Neil deGrasse Tyson encounters Saccorhytus coronarius. When it lived, 550 million years ago, it was microscopic. But for us now, it looms large. This creature is the earliest common ancestor we've yet found, a physical connection we share with almost every animal on Earth in the "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth" episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.(Cosmos Studios)