ANTARCTICA -- The Frozen Time Capsule

Discovering the origin of Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere

How did Earth become a habitable planet? The answer lies in an Antarctic lake locked under thick ice. An international team of scientists delves into the pristine, untouched records of Earth's primordial oceans, dating back a billion years. NHK's ultra-high definition 8K cameras are also on hand to capture an otherworldly landscape. Stunning images of the lakebed reveal mysterious species that made a crucial contribution to the great oxygenation event, revolutionizing our planet's environment.