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For the science lover in all of us, NOVA has been providing some of the very best content for years now, and it's not available on cable programming. This PBS show shows you don't need to go out and spend money on cable and satellite just to receive interesting and in depth material. With the programming you receive on NOVA, you don't need to worry about ordering higher tier stations, as you'll receive more in-depth reporting and information right on this program. Of course, with the wide spectrum of material and content NOVA looks over, you never know what you're going to receive, night in and night out.

Every different show on NOVA is going to be a bit different from the episode prior. This is because NOVA doesn't focus on one specific set of information, but instead on different material. This ranges from Mars and the universe to animals and even history. This helps enlighten viewers on just about any subject imaginable. So, if you're watching a show during any given week and don't like the subject matter, you don't have to worry, because there is something new for you the next week which you might enjoy.

One aspect of NOVA that sets it apart from the other science based programming is the overall beauty of the content. From high-definition video content is breathtaking, as everything from animal close-ups to brilliantly rendered graphics help put you right in the middle of the action, whether it be a Viking crafting a sword or the Mars Lander scouring the alien atmosphere. Whatever the content is and whatever the camera or computer is focusing on, you can rest assured it is going to be the very best quality. The producers of NOVA obviously care a great deal about the material the show produces and doesn't want to spare any expense at pushing the subject matter across to the viewers.

For a truly remarkable treat, NOVA provides some of the very best content and programming out there, and best of all, you don't need to pay a dime for it. NOVA is fascinating, from its look in on wildlife to the very start of the universe, if you have an interest in any sort of science, there is something for you right here. Just make sure to check out the show by contacting your local PBS station and inquire as to when it airs.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
48 Seasons, 855 Episodes
March 3, 1974
Science & Technology
8.8/10
Cast: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler
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NOVA Full Episode Guide

  • Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.

  • How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza with only copper hand tools and none of today's construction and surveying equipment; and who were the thousands of laborers who raised the stones.

  • Hawaiʻi’s Kīlauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the sea. Join scientists and local residents as they investigate the frightening spike in volcanic activity that turned an island paradise into an inferno.

  • Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance,” but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon

  • Since it explored Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft has been zooming toward NASA’s most distant target yet. Join the mission team as the probe attempts to fly by Ultima Thule, an object 4 billion miles from Earth.

  • Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

  • See the world through the eyes of nature's fastest animal: the peregrine falcon. Though once perilously endangered in the U.S., this spectacular predator is now thriving again in American cities and on every continent but Antarctica. What is the secret to its predatory prowess? To find out, follow a young family of peregrines in urban Chicago as the chicks hatch and learn from their parents to fly and hunt. And join expert falconer Lloyd Buck as he trains a captive peregrine named Moses to go faster and puts its hunting skills to the test. What's the secret behind the peregrine falcon's blistering speed, able to reach nearly 200 mph?

  • Follow the remarkable story of how a Thai boys' soccer team became trapped in a cave system, how they were located, and how rescuers worked against the clock to make a miraculous rescue of all 12 boys and their coach.

  • Dive to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea in search of theTulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II. In 2010, divers located the plane. Now the Department of Defense, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists, sets to work investigating the wreckage. Join the team of archaeologists and forensics experts as they search for the crew and identify their remains.

  • Delve into America's opioid crisis - in a world in which many other diseases can be traced to addictive behavior, how do addictions work, and what can the science of addiction tell us about how we can resolve this dire social issue?

  • Join a team of volcanologists as they explore one of the world's most active and mysterious volcanoes in central Africa: Nyamuragira. Learn what feeds its frequent eruptions and see the region's other hidden, life-threatening volcanic dangers.

  • Climb up the cone of Nyiragongo, one of the world's least studied volcanoes, and join volcanologists as they descend into its crater, down towards its bubbling and seething lava lake, to discover when it will erupt next.

  • Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th-century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen faithfully reproduce the massive, intricate wooden structure under grueling time pressure as flooding threatens their worksite. In China, witness craftsmen restoring thousand-year-old covered bridges based on ingenious frameworks of woven timber beams. Discover how Chinese artisans are keeping traditional skills alive to ensure the survival of these stunning ancient structures.

  • NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness organ transplant teams transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of a transplant, and researchers working to end the organ shortage. Their efforts to understand organ rejection, discover ways to keep organs alive outside the body, and even grow artificial organs with stem cells, could save countless lives.

  • Witness the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.

  • Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient

  • Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can we forecast the future?

  • Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

  • Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to discover the 13,000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

  • Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

  • Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research. Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are revealing new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.

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