Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(215)

Latest Episode: D-Days's Sunken Secrets

May 28, 2014 Season 41 Episode 22 watch on (Paid)

From PBS - On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world’s largest underwater archeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots will discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines, and torpedoes. D-Day’s Sunken Secrets unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies’ intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched.

Welcome to Mars

Jan 04, 2005 Season 32 Episode 9

Go inside mission control and explore Mars with rovers Spirit & Opportunity. On January 3, 2004, a rover named Spirit crash-landed on the surface of Mars and sent its first message home. The elation of the assembled scientists as well as the engineering story leading up to the landing were captured by NOVA in its popular documentary "MARS Dead or Alive." That elation is the starting point for the sequel, "Welcome to Mars," which follows the adventures of Spirit and Opportunity on the Red Planet. NOVA's producers enjoyed unprecedented access to the mission scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as they wrestled with the technical crises that soon beset the rovers. All goes well until Spirit suddenly falls silent and then, inexplicably, starts spewing gibberish. For three agonizing days the engineers struggle to regain control of the unhinged rover before they finally solve the problem. Then Opportunity lands and sends back the image of an outcrop of bedrock just a few yards away. The rock turns out to be a crucial clue in the quest to discover if there was once water and life on Mars. Eventually, the evidence adds up, and after 40 years of speculation, NASA finally announces solid proof that Mars was once awash in water. "Welcome to Mars" presents a compelling inside story of triumph and technical ingenuity, with stunning fresh images from an alien world.
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Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Supe
Nova: Mystery Of The Megaflood
Nova: Treasures Of The Great Barrier R
Nova: Building Pharaoh's Ship
Nova: Hurricane!
Nova: First Flower
Nova: Extreme Ice
Nova: Extreme Cave Diving
Nova: Nazi Prison Escape
Nova: Private Lives Of Dolphins
Nova: Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday?
Nova: Ground Zero Supertower
Nova: Megastorm Aftermath
Nova: Descent Into The Ice
Nova: Cracking The Code Life

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