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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 15, Episode 1 Death of a Star

First Aired: October 6, 1987

A 1987 sighting of a supernova, an exploded star that releases atomic particles with a force equal to "all the energy the sun will give out in its 10 billion-year lifetime, multiplied by 100." Researchers worked frantically to identify the star, because supernovas flash brilliantly but fade rather quickly.

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Season 14, Episode 21

April 7, 1987

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Spy Machines

Season 15, Episode 2

October 13, 1987

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