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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 13, Episode 11 Halley's Comet: Once in a Lifetime

First Aired: January 21, 1986

Chronicling the study of comets. Included: reviews of theories on their physical components; and interviews with amateur and professional astronomers, including those who first spotted the comet with electronic devices.

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The Plane That Changed the World

Season 13, Episode 10

December 17, 1985

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Goddess of Earth

Season 13, Episode 12

January 28, 1986