LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history (4K)
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Support this project on Patreon: | The biggest question of our time. Are we alone? Chapter 1 of this experience takes you to alien worlds and distant places in time and space, in search of where alien life might be hiding and what our place is within the history of life. After generations of wondering, the truth is finally within our reach. New research and technologies have brought us closer than ever to an answer - only a few decades in the eyes of some NASA scientists.

The search has led to new discoveries that will blow your mind wide open and give a profound new perspective on human life. The deeper we look, the deeper we see into nature's imagination, and the more we learn about ourselves. I hope stewing on these thoughts tickles your brain as deeply as it does mine.

In upcoming chapters of Life Beyond we will explore making contact with intelligent life, the potential physics of alien biology, how to survive the end of the universe, and more. Follow and support my creative journey on Patreon:

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And to my friend Julius Horsthuis for the far future civilization visuals near the end. Check out his amazing work:

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I wanted to follow up Timelapse of the Future with a more optimistic perspective of human life and our place in the history of the universe. We really do live in a privileged moment and we have a remarkable opportunity to shape the future. Finding alien life will contextualize our own existence, and open our eyes to what else nature has dreamt up beyond our ourselves, potentially bestowing huge breakthroughs in science, technology, and philosophy.

Concept, music & visuals by Melodysheep
Featuring the voices of Douglas Rain, David Christian, Michelle Thaller, Orson Welles, Andrew Siemion, Dan Werthimer, Avi Loeb, Ellen Stofan, and Lawrence Krauss.

Additional visuals by Julius Horsthuis, Konstantin Kovalenko, NASA, Evolve

Thanks to: Juan Benet, Julius Horsthuis, Konstantin Kovalenko, Avi Loeb, and to my Patreon Supporters:

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Stay tuned for more chapters of LIFE BEYOND and more experiences like this. Peace and love,

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Voice Sources

National Film Board: Universe
David Christian TED Talk
Dan Werthimer TEDx Talk
Andrew Siemion: Beyond the Singularity
Orson Welles: Who’s Out There
Avi Loeb: The Case for Cosmic Modesty
Michelle Thaller in how the Universe Works
Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe, and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story

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  • melodysheep

    Chapter 2 is LIVE! please enjoy responsibly

    • Priyadarshini Sivakumar
      Priyadarshini Sivakumar

      Did you guys make the visuals for Netflix documentary Alien Worlds?

    • Horde Bucket
      Horde Bucket

      This should be put on Netflix. This is absolutely amazing.

    • Bran Adriel
      Bran Adriel


    • Freeda Aghakhaineyan
      Freeda Aghakhaineyan

      @Rohit Gupta if you were to read about his channel, he does say that if anyone is happy to help translate then to contact him as he is actually only one man doing it without a whole production team. He really does try to make them as accessible to as many different people as possible. So if you're interested and can translate it then why not contact him and help for future videos especially for those that are very educational and so engaging for children and teens that they actually learn from them and actual facts too. And for me is very inspiring and proves what how much one person can do still in our day of age without Hollywood millions and billions

    • YouChwb

      Because we exist, so must others.

  • Nihilistic Alien
    Nihilistic Alien

    At the way things are going on Earth right now, evil has the upper hand we wont be going anywhere.

  • Nihilistic Alien
    Nihilistic Alien

    We exist therefore others will too, like us to them they are out there.

  • Lc Young
    Lc Young

    Absolutly amazing. 🤩

  • goose galileo
    goose galileo

    “perhaps life in the far future will wonder: what was it like to live in the universe’s brilliant early days? we are lucky enough to know the answer. all we have to do is look up.” if i were to carve something in metal, and leave it on the surface of a desolate planet for another generation to discover, this would be it.

  • ShadowLynx777

    This is one of the most majestic things I've ever seen. Space is like a religion to me and this video is now a new chapter in it.

  • B1974

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1:20-22 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new! “Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:1-5

  • Simon Fox
    Simon Fox

    Just come across this now…this is one of the most epic vids I’ve EVER watched. What an inspirational video that taps directly into the soul of human curiosity.

  • HandSpeed

    i think when i grow old my grandchild will walk me to the moon.. for sure same as you. have your parents imagine you playing gta5 and red dead redemption before ? every era has a big great difference in technology ...

  • maurits unkel
    maurits unkel

    How am I just now finding this, amazing!

  • WardeN

    This video is kinda shit. It's just random 'scientist' audio put together with ridiculously over-the-top music.

  • Ricardo

    What a horrible song, could you turn the volume down, no? Ok so take a dislike.

  • Official cosmere cult
    Official cosmere cult

    This should become a Netflix show

  • Ulrich Müller
    Ulrich Müller

    Wonderfull Music and Video 👍I loved ❤️Thank you 🙏🙏

  • Max Daichi
    Max Daichi

    It's a Beautiful & Poetic proposal with all resources to materialize it!

  • weallarehuman

    This video is frustrating, motivating, thrilling, exciting and super scary at the same time. I love it.

  • AF Bennett
    AF Bennett

    Even visiting one of these worlds would be mind boggling. It’s hard to imagine how different and diverse such a place would be if it’s formed from an entirely different combination of elements

  • Грация

    If there is no rebirth cycle and i don't get to experience deep space travel, meeting aliens, living on cool spacestations or going on holidays on other planets in the future... i want to talk to the manager bc this is just not it. I want a refund and i'm going to give a bad review.

  • Leo Rivera
    Leo Rivera

    I feel like… other planets purposely make themselves inhabitable on purpose to PREVENT life from being made on it. To extend the planets life? Like what if life itself is a cancer… look at what we did to our planet with the little limited time we have existed on it, and here we are looking to find another planet to do the exactly same thing to. Because I know once we realize we can move from planet to planet, we will just continue to ruin planets resources in order to mass colonize. We would become a plague to the universe’s planets and their resources. We essentially would be the villain in every story we see in movies, destroying life everywhere we go in order to extend our own.

  • JimmyJimJimmy JimJimJimJim
    JimmyJimJimmy JimJimJimJim

    The problem is that, until we discover a second data set, ie. life on another world, we can't know how likely life is anywhere. The number of habitable planets is meaningless until we learn how probable the creation of life is. If there are 10 to the nth habitable planets but the probability of life is 10 to the nth plus one then we could be the only life in the universe surrounded by trillions of uninhabited habitable planets.

  • Lindenberg Prado yupanqui
    Lindenberg Prado yupanqui

    there are 5992 primitives that will be forgotten by the universe

  • Tony Hunter 27
    Tony Hunter 27

    Amazing :0

  • Cho Koon
    Cho Koon

    as difficult as it is to create new life, all we had to do was smash and dash.

  • mru-tyu-n-jay

    16:49 I see 2 faces

  • Justin

    You just have me Netflix content bro i think I should pay for this ✋

  • Kamran Ali
    Kamran Ali

    Not a mystery dude. ..we are created by One GOD

  • David F. Ramos.
    David F. Ramos.

    Haciendo un mega telescopio podríamos observar los exoplanetas, si alguno de ellos tiene luces en sus superficies voila! Habremos descubierto un mundo con vida inteligente muy parecida a la nuestra pero a enormes distancias y quien sabe coincidamos el uno al otro en encontrarnos.

  • Dark Architect
    Dark Architect

    IF the big bang was the beggining, where was it located?


    Epic video ❤️🔥

  • Gideon Schwalbe
    Gideon Schwalbe

    what would "intelligent" life do, if it had a trillion years? probably destroy its habitat and then go extinct within 300 years


    Melody-sheep is one of those extremely rare FIbillrs that puts in so much effort and talent into his video’s it absolutely blows my mind that it’s all made by one person, seriously this guy just basically made an entire 1 hour long Netflix or Nat geo documentary series but somehow managed to do it 1000000x better than an entire team of people, FOR FREE!!!!!! This man NEEDS AN AWARD 🥇!!!

  • Frank Ly
    Frank Ly

    The soundtrack is loud, annoying, and detracting. It was difficult to enjoy the imagery, the narration, and the guests' observations.

  • Peter Malaty
    Peter Malaty

    right!! basic chemistry became biology ... mind boggling fucking fact ... right ! And how did earth create life .. since your very informative video eliminates the very existence of substantially complex structures of animals and plants altogether, calling life basic and made of common ingredients. Even a die hard scifi director would not in any way agree with that! ah yeah, molecules decide to form up and magically create DNA ... out of the blue !!! You may wanna join scifi, cuz everything here is purely for entertainment purpose ONLY ! like the animations though ... great before sleep kiddo story!! Jeeze

  • Arsis Fruritch
    Arsis Fruritch

    They leave us alone because our idiot ancestor eat that sweet apple. And they kick us out. We have to go back there just eat whatever fruit is.

  • susan kelly
    susan kelly


  • Benjamin Davidson
    Benjamin Davidson

    Everybody is talking about the "All you have to do is look up" but for me it is the Arthur C. Clarke quote and then the spoken quote about all the planets of all the galaxies. Does anybody know what that is from?

    • slicedpage

      oh grrrrr ok I give up what is it?

  • DarkRedDust

    I wanna watch this in a Dolby Surround Theatre

  • Jesus Rodolfo Tiglao
    Jesus Rodolfo Tiglao

    fuck the aliens, humans has enough brain capacity to create entire worlds and make them as if the world itself exist somewhere out there

  • KoeSeer

    how the heck is this free content?

  • Ammar Bashir Khawaja
    Ammar Bashir Khawaja

    There is evidence in our belief as muslims that there are other life forms outside what we can observe or fathom currently. In addition we also believe that they are sentient beings like animals here on earth with primal instincts, yet no evidence points to them being capable of understanding good or evil, thus pointing to the fact that they are not capable of self development or technological feats. Indeed, We have dignified the children of Adam, carried them on land and sea, granted them good and lawful provisions, and privileged them far above many of Our creatures.” (Holy Qur’an 17:1) The Quran describes that animals form communities, just as humans do: “There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end”(Quran 6:38). And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever he pleases.” (Holy Quran, 42:30) …it is reasonable to suppose that life in some form or another is scattered through some of the millions of heavenly bodies scattered through space.” (The Quran: Text, Translation and Commentary, Ad-Dar Al- ‘Arabiah, Beirut, 1938, 1314) The apparent meaning of this verse is that there are living creatures (Dawab) in the heavens similar to those on earth…” (Al-Mizan - Volume 18, Page 58) The seven heavens and the earth and those that are in them extol His glory…” (Holy Quran, 17:45)

  • Olivia Gascoigne
    Olivia Gascoigne

    The score made me weep. Truly a coherent, captivating, and cosmic composition in its totality. Thank you for these new sounds.

  • Hashir Adeel
    Hashir Adeel


  • Sentinel 17
    Sentinel 17

    Evolution is a hoax.

    • slicedpage

      oh goody my first troll of the day, c'mon do your thing

  • adam s
    adam s

    The music is loud than the narrator

  • Kaare Pettersen
    Kaare Pettersen


  • D

    Second time I watched this series, kids loved it. Its amazing really, and makes you imagine the possibilities. Very excited for part 3!

  • metal

    honestly i dont want aliens, or twittards will cancel people for hating aliens.

  • Jason son of Torah
    Jason son of Torah

    God creates life, God made chemistry, God made physics, God made all. Enjoy what God gave you before He takes it away. It's not hard to give thanks to our Benefactor.

    • slicedpage


  • meme wala gamer
    meme wala gamer

    After watching for 3minutes continuously it feel like a great science movie

  • Sơn Lê
    Sơn Lê

    How much does it cost to dig a hole on Mars and poor some water on it?

    • Un1nownC0N

      it would be in the millions and it would be useless anyway since that water will just freeze


    Grammatical errors, false statements and overly dramatic music... looks pretty though.

  • Ramin M
    Ramin M

    Am I the only one who finds the music too load and overpowers the voice of the speaker?

    • slicedpage

      nope, we are not alone

  • Falguni Dey
    Falguni Dey

    I just love this channel 🤩

  • ツCireddd

    Damn. Imagine being born on trillions of years from now, not knowing there are other things except for the planet your in and the star your orbiting

  • dietrevich

    Life doesn't need to start in many places. It only takes one time with an intelligent species capable of spaceflight to seed life all over it. Just like the primordial bacteria gave rise to all life on Earth so we and the current life forms on our planet will be the primordial ancestors of life in other planets and star systems. Given enough time they will be as alien as dinosaurs are to us.

  • dietrevich

    We are the ANCIENTS!

  • dragon of old
    dragon of old

    We are humans and we are aliens to each others all of the universe is for us to believe truly we are special but we keep looking outside instead looking inside

  • Colby Maynor
    Colby Maynor


  • Dipstikk

    Anyone else getting vertigo from some of this? These are some intense sequences.

  • SS Bundestag
    SS Bundestag

    Love the content. But still science cannot answer the origin of universe or life.

    • metal

      science cannot generally explain most things, because they are impossible with all the mechanics they know.

    • Hall A. Lujah
      Hall A. Lujah

      Science does not know what consciousness is either. From the brain maybe, but what it is, a mystery.

  • undefined

    24:22 we can't see "white" galaxies behind the "red" ones, unless they're moving towards us at the speed of the expansion of space

  • undefined

    11:31 this crescent moons visualization is wrong. they should have the opposite orientation, unless there's another sun up there, out of frame.

  • MrSzczyglowski

    cgi bs.

  • Jerry Odom
    Jerry Odom

    Our body’s are just containers that allow our souls to do the things we imagine doing. When we die, we go to another container that may not be what you think. You may not be the same sex, or human as you know it. Ahh, but aliens are here and have been before humans. They are the dominating species on earth that has caused mankind so much grief throughout our existence.

    • Hall A. Lujah
      Hall A. Lujah

      Some suspect many things can be a vessel for consciousness. That matter itself may have a level of consciousness, if consciousness is a product of the pieces and not the brain as a whole, then it may exist in any of the pieces without the brain. Science has suggested consciousness may play on a quantum level even. (Welcome back, God.) If Aliens are visiting they are here to help us. What help we need becomes more obvious with time, we are an angry species too often too divided. Or so the legend goes.

  • Dhanoosh K
    Dhanoosh K

    💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙😭so emotional no words to describe......

    • Hall A. Lujah
      Hall A. Lujah

      Love. Glory. Beauty. "It was good" - Genesis

  • Kabir Jain
    Kabir Jain

    you can watch it as a short horror film.

  • Juan Estrada
    Juan Estrada

    Thank you melodysheep. I love you

  • The Reel Deal with Tom Konkle
    The Reel Deal with Tom Konkle

    This is one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring things I’ve ever watched. Images. Ideas. Music.

  • Co Vid
    Co Vid

    if this was paid, then he would not have viewers like he has today. Soon, this channel will have 10+ subs

  • The Path of Eudaimonia (Optimize Coach)
    The Path of Eudaimonia (Optimize Coach)

    _Y'er a legend, melodysheep._

  • iCurious

    Check out BIG BANG Theory :

  • Interested In Stuff
    Interested In Stuff

    Well that was exceedingly groovy.

  • Eric M
    Eric M

    We need to unify the human species and prepare the greatest weapons we have ever known to destroy all other civilizations we find. We have the technology now to preemptively anniilate every potentially habitable planet within near space.

    • Eric M
      Eric M

      @Hall A. Lujah There is nothing grand about non-human life.

    • Hall A. Lujah
      Hall A. Lujah

      huh getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we. If life is so grand, maybe better hands than ours are already making better moves.

  • Clydoscope

    This is AMAZING!

  • Егор Костро
    Егор Костро

    ... шикарная работа....

  • FreewilledAmerican

    Life is so immensely complex that it could never have come about by chance. To say that all you need is energy, water and organic chemicals is pure nonsense. Darwin had absolutely no understanding of just how complex a living cell is. The formation of even some of the simplest proteins are comprised of the combination of amino acids in the precise order that if one of any of the 150 amino acids needed is out of sequence it's worthless and doesn't serve any function. There has not been enough time in the estimated 4.5 billion years of Earth's age. There is a protein in the human muscle that is 30,000+ amino acids long.

    • Hall A. Lujah
      Hall A. Lujah

      Cool, thanks for the info.

  • The Red Comet
    The Red Comet

    Dude the music wow Melodysheep on it..

  • Rahul Patel
    Rahul Patel

    If alien life exists on Jupiter's moon Europa, would they be called European?

    • slicedpage

      maybe we should skip Titan

  • Stacy X
    Stacy X

    This reminds me of how significant and insignificant I am in this vast universe. This was just as amazing and profound as your first video.

  • janling242

    great trip into the universe!

  • naradaian

    It's all materialism here. Argues from matter back to life. Any fool knows it's Life that leads to matter. That in which we live and move and have our Being

  • Holadios1994

    I don't think we wil ever made it to a other planet, because by that time goverments already destroyed Earth.

  • Pascal G.
    Pascal G.

    Hmm, bullshit, because the flat earth and so ;)

  • Holadios1994

    Who says life doesn't exist without Plants, Air, and Water. Who says other creatures out there need them.

  • Mack Starr
    Mack Starr

    In the future a planet will be seen as just a resource to build our own massive space travelling structures from, so we can avoid asteroid impacts and other extinction level events.

  • Mack Starr
    Mack Starr

    ..And we're still arguing and even killing each other over which imaginary god created us 🙄🤦‍♂️ Some go as far down into this delusion to state this imaginary god favours their race over all others.. I like to think of our species leaving this planet and leaving religion behind to experience their rapture in the next asteroid collision event. Only then will we rid our species of it's ignorance. Time to start building O'Neil cylinders or we'll be a statistic in the fermi paradox.

  • Mack Starr
    Mack Starr

    There could have been life evolve on other planets. They could have scanned Earth and found no signs of life or the Earth might not have existed back then. This could also be true looking into a civilisation evolving in a few tens of million years from now. There'd be zero evidence of any buildings or human made structures on or near the surface of Earth. Time is the ultimate variant to explain the fermi paradox. The chances of "intelligent" life finding other examples of life, dead or alive, in such a tiny window of time is next to zero.

  • Tiago Mori
    Tiago Mori

    If Carl Sagan see this, he would be so proud, that is amazing

    • slicedpage

      miss that guy

  • MJ Shaikh
    MJ Shaikh

    Why our earth, sun, moon and all the planets out there are always in circular shape? Even the black holes also? Why? Any specific reason? It could be rectangle, square, triangle or any other shape but not.why only circle?

    • slicedpage

      gravity tends to force atoms together usually in a sphere but not always. You can get lumpy gravity which leads to distortions. All the planets in our system are lumpy. None have balanced cores. The moons have so many variations in gravitational pull it is amazing how they stay in one piece. The Earth wobble is getting worse.

    • NooaJ

      It can not be another shape because gravity pulls it almost uniformly. This means the surface of the object will be almost the same distance from the center of mass everywhere.

  • jnplnrvl

    The amount of rendering......the sheer pixels of each frame......the fluid simulations and lighting......the details and polygons of each shot....... even with the highest end consumer grade computer would be over heating with this kind of quality holy shit. and the content...... i thought i was just gonna learn today.... not get a fucking existential crisis.

  • Steven Medina
    Steven Medina

    absolutely awsome, and tought provoking thanks a lot

  • R

    Why there is no ad? Please I want this video to have at least 5 add.

  • Sevenless

    1:09 the music man 4:42 Damn

  • Leigh Edwards
    Leigh Edwards

    Over 70% of all stars are Red Dwarfs and there is a very much lower chance of any life on those planets because they are small but violent suns spewing out huge solar flares onto planets that are tidally locked and, by necessity, very close to their stars. So 50 billion Earth like planets is way off. However it is still a number so high that you have to wonder - where are they all?

    • NooaJ

      Those planets may have adequately strong magnetic fields.

  • Leigh Edwards
    Leigh Edwards

    Simple life might arise quickly but it is likely that intelligent life with communications technology may be very rare? After all, it took 4 billion years on Earth! And since 99.9% of all species that have ever lived have gone extinct - so how come high intelligence with technology took so long? Unless of course there was someone advanced before us, and all traces of them on Earth have been obliterated?

    • NooaJ

      500 million years of advanced lifeforms and 200k years of humanity.

  • Mariano Mazzocchi
    Mariano Mazzocchi

    Absolutely incredible the video you have made. You deserve an Oscar for documentaries! My sincere respect for your passion doing it. Marvelous Work!

  • hedgehog3180

    I'm gonna be so fucking pissed if we don't deal with climate change and just end up killing ourselves because a few people wanted the line to go up.

    • slicedpage

      get rich and you'll be fine and dandy

  • Felipe Caldas Coelho
    Felipe Caldas Coelho

    Regardless the astonishing video, the soundtrack is also marvelous!

  • Caz Walt
    Caz Walt

    Is this the full movie?

  • Emperor Mouse
    Emperor Mouse

    How did a single person do this? Literally ONE PERSON did this entire thing. The credits are just free to use voiceovers from online and citations for some NASA images. Everything was done by John (Melody Sheep). That's incredible.