The second episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, aired last night March 16 at 9 p.m. EST on FOX.
In "Some of the Things That Molecules Do," Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a voyage to explore the relatedness of all livings things and the possible evolution of life in the cosmos.
The episode synopsis reads, "Go on a journey to discover how artificial selection turned the wolf into canine breeds and how natural selection sculpted the complex human eye. Later, Tyson visits the grand Hall of Extinction, a monument to all the broken branches on the tree of life. Retrace the story of life on Earth and the unbroken thread that stretches from the first one-celled organisms to human life."
If you miss the second episode, click here to watch it online now.
The television event is a successor to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and tells the story of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.
The original series first premiered in September 1980 on PBS, and for 10 years was the most watched series ever on public television in America. Based on his book of the same name, and written for television by Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, the series was a stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science that took viewers through a galaxy of topics to help explain the universe and humanity's place in it.
The 13 part series of Cosmos will be broadcasted every Sunday on FOX at 9/8c, and also Monday at 10/9c on National Geographic. You can also watch the live stream online at FOX Now and on FOX on demand. The first episode titled "Standing up in the mikly way", if you miss it you can watch it by clicking here.