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Humankind's greatest adventure is only decades away. In our century, unmanned space probes equipped with artificial intelligence will be sent to search for life on planets beyond our solar system. But what will happen when we find it? The Discovery Channel takes viewers on a dramatic virtual mission of the future - a trip to a fictional planet known as Darwin 4. Rooted in the latest scientific research from the NASA Origins Program, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Planet-Finder Mission and European Space Agency's Darwin Project, this computer-animated program features some of the world's most renowned scientists, including Stephen W. Hawking, Michio Kaku and J. Craig Venter, plus Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas, who discuss the possibilities of life outside our solar system and deconstruct the animals on Darwin 4 based on the laws of evolution and physics.