Season 34, Episode 5 Monster of the Milky Way
First Aired: October 31, 2006
An examination of black holes, what they are, and their role in the life and death of galaxies. Included: the work of a team led by UCLA astrophysicist Andrea M. Ghez to prove that a black hole exists at the center of the Milky Way (and if it does, what it may mean for the fate of the 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)