NOVA; Death of a Star
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- Death of a Star
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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On Feb. 23, 1987, one of the most violent events since the creation of the universe was observed. Ian Shelton, a young Canadian astronomer working on a remote mountaintop in Chile, came upon a supernova--the gargantuan explosion in which a star blows itself apart. A star blows itself apart in a nearby galaxy, and astronomers scramble to study the rare event. NOVA covers a fast-breaking science story as it is happening.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Death of a Star,” 09/14/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4779D49AB48F4C3792295F6F50261B02.
- MLA: “NOVA; Death of a Star.” 09/14/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4779D49AB48F4C3792295F6F50261B02>.
- APA: NOVA; Death of a Star. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4779D49AB48F4C3792295F6F50261B02