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The extraordinary 4.5 billion year history of the Earth is unlocked as scientists view the planet from space. Utilizing several satellites and space stations orbiting the earth, they can survey landmarks that tell a remarkable tale including the planet's birth from a collapsed star and the emergence of primitive life around 3.7 billion years ago. Emmy-award winning director, Martin Williams known for his work on natural history documentaries featuring David Attenborough and Stephen Hawking brings to life this incredible timeline marked by the arrival of oceans, volcanic eruptions and mass extinctions. The documentary also explores the arrival of humans 300,000 years ago, including their remarkable ability to adapt to such an unpredictable climate and the global impacts the species has had on the Earth since.