Season 29, Episode 1 Death Star

First Aired: January 8, 2002

Chronicling the search for the cause of gamma-ray bursts caused by what narrator Stacy Keach calls “the most powerful explosions since the Big Bang.” The search took more than three decades (“no one theory ever made complete sense,” Keach says), and with the final answer comes a chilling question that the hour ponders: What would happen if a similar explosion were to occur in our galaxy?

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: 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)

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