The Message in the Rocks (1978)

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    Paul Vaughan

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    United Kingdom

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Develops the theory that four and a half thousand million years ago the earth was formed thanks to the explosion of a huge star which provided the rocks, the minerals and the radioactivity from which life developed. These theories are based partly on analysis of a meteorite which dropped near a village in Mexico at the beginning of the seventies. The film then uncovers new discoveries about the formation of the continents and discusses the questions still to be answered about the Earth's mechanisms. Filmed in the United States, England and Scotland

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