Mar. 03, 1974
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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

NOVA Season 46 (2019)

46x01 46 46x01 Pluto and Beyond
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, ...
Jan. 02, 2019
46x02 46 46x02 Einstein's Quantum Riddle
Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance”, but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually ...
Jan. 09, 2019
46x03 46 46x03 Kïlauea: Hawai'i on Fire
Journey to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. A group of scientists and locals investigate the spike in ...
Jan. 23, 2019
46x04 46 46x04 Decoding The Great Pyramid
New archeological evidence sheds light on the stunning engineering of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Feb. 06, 2019
46x05 46 46x05 Rise of The Rockets
With new technologies, NASA and private companies are promising a new renaissance in space travel.
Feb. 13, 2019
46x06 46 46x06 The Next Pompeii
In the shadow of Vesuvius and Pompeii, a lesser-known volcano puts the city of Naples at risk.
Feb. 20, 2019
46x07 46 46x07 Saving The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is dying: Since 1976, its level has dropped more than 100 feet, leaving its coastline pockmarked with thousands of sinkholes. But after more than a decade of research and ...
Apr. 24, 2019
46x08 46 46x08 Inside The Megafire
From the front line of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 fire season. ...
May. 08, 2019
46x09 46 46x09 First Horse Warriors
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the wor ...
May. 15, 2019
46x10 46 46x10 Lost Viking Army
Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of the “Great Heathen Army”, a legendary Viking fighting ...
May. 22, 2019
46x11 46 46x11 Back to The Moon
Fifty years after humans first stepped foot on the moon, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs engage in new discoveries to make life on the moon a reality.
Jul. 10, 2019
46x12 46 46x12 The Planets: Inner Worlds
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?
Jul. 24, 2019
46x13 46 46x13 The Planets: Mars
Before it was the dry Red Planet, Mars was a wet world that may have had the ingredients for life.
Jul. 24, 2019
46x14 46 46x14 The Planets: Jupiter
Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it both a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth.
Jul. 31, 2019
46x15 46 46x15 The Planets: Saturn
Nasa's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings and new hope for life on one of its moons.
Aug. 07, 2019
46x16 46 46x16 The Planets: Ice Worlds
Beyond the bizarre, icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.
Aug. 14, 2019
46x17 46 46x17 Why Bridges Collapse
In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements - and stress from ever-increasing traffic. What ...
Oct. 16, 2019
46x18 46 46x18 Look Who's Driving
As self-driving cars take to the streets, investigate how they work, and if they are safe.
Oct. 23, 2019
46x19 46 46x19 Rise of The Mammals
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. But we know little about how their successors, the mammals, recovered and took over the ...
Oct. 30, 2019
46x20 46 46x20 Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
New technologies unravel the Dead Sea Scrolls’ mysteries and uncover million-dollar fakes.
Nov. 06, 2019
46x21 46 46x21 Decoding da Vinci
Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces - and Mona Lisa's iconic smile.
Nov. 13, 2019
46x22 46 46x22 The Violence Paradox
Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether - and how - violence ...
Nov. 20, 2019
46x23 46 46x23 Animal Espionage
How do you study giant armadillos when hardly anyone has ever seen one? Or figure out if a whale is losing weight - without getting too close? Camera and drone technologies are allowing ...
Nov. 27, 2019

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