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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 1, Episode 7 Crab Nebula

First Aired: April 14, 1974

The remnants of an exploding star, witnessed by Chinese astronomers in A.D. 1054, are believed to comprise the Crab nebula. Scientists explain what they have learned about this phenomenon, which emits vast amounts of energy in the form of radio waves and X-rays.