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NOVA; Sunspot Mystery, The


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Sunspot Mystery, The
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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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Possible link between weather patterns and sunspot activity. NOVA explores the research on the 1976 drought in the western United States which led some solar scientists to discover the link between weather patterns and the 11 year sunspot mystery.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Sunspot Mystery, The,” 01/04/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A6F3AB626EE4CC4AD9E7461D9A8A135.
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