What happens when we find life outside our own planet? Discovery Channel proposes an answer to this question by bringing viewers on a virtual missioniofitheifuture. We are currently searching theigalaxy for planets able to support life, "and Alien Planet" dramatizes theigoaliofithat search. Thefdrama takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world that could support life, Earth sends a pilot mission consisting theiMothership Von Braun and three probes: balboa, Da Vinci, and Newton. This unmanned fleet is responsible for finding and assessing any life forms on Darwin IV. Initially, theiexpectation is to find microscopic life, but theiprobes soon find themselves in theimiddleiofia developed ecosystem teeming with diversityiofilifeiofiall sizes.