Is there life on other planets?  Are there other planets like our own that are suitable for human habitation?  There’s no doubt that Discovery Channel and the Science Channel have some very fascinating shows that allow us to question our celestial surroundings and peer into the infinite mystery in which the universe is shrouded.

And what about our own planet?  Do we really know what impact early civilizations had on areas such as the Mediterranean, the islands and more?  What part did natural phenomena play to shape the lands for habitation?

Thankfully for science lovers everywhere, Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, has released two new DVD titles to help us ponder our surroundings: ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ and ‘Atlas: Uncovering Earth’ under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications.

Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ explores the deepest mysteries of existence. The finest minds in science and philosophy dive into puzzling questions, such as “Who or what am I?” “Are we alone?” and “How did this begin?” to uncover the extraordinary truths of our universe. This two-disc set includes eight episodes with a total run time of 373 minutes and carries a suggested retail price of $19.98.

Discovery Channel’s ‘Atlas: Uncovering Earth’ uses scientific data and historical evidence to explore the development of some of the world’s most iconic regions, including the Great Rift Valley, Hawaii and The Mediterranean. This captivating series delves into the stories of the early civilizations, which shaped the foundations of human culture while utilizing modern technology to depict the natural phenomena that formed these amazing areas. This DVD includes three episodes, plus two bonus episodes of ‘Solving History with Olly Steeds: Atlantis and Devil’s Island,’ and has a total run time of 215 minutes and carries a suggested retail price of $14.98.

These new releases are available wherever DVDs are sold, including online at