Season 31, Episode 14 Origins: Back to the Beginning

First Aired: September 29, 2004

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson goes back to the big bang to ponder “the grand mysteries of the universe,” following scientists as they seek to answer questions that arose with the discovery of the big bang in the 1960s. They have only just begun, but, Tyson marvels, they already have found “a chain of connections that links the birth of the universe to us.”

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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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