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NOVA; Vanished!



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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 August 2, 1947, Stardust, an airliner converted from a World War II bomber, took off from Buenos Aires, scheduled to cross the Andes en route to Santiago, Chile. It never arrived. The case of the vanished Stardust soon became one of aviation's most celebrated unsolved mysteries. Then in 1998, two mountaineers stumbled across a huge engine on the Tupangato glacier high in the Andes. Despite thorough searches of the glacier by previous expeditions, no wreckage had been sighted. The Argentine army led an arduous expedition to the crash site; after extensive detective work, they were able to reconstruct the doomed plane's final minutes and identify the human remains. Finally, they came up with a surprising theory to explain why the plane's wreckage had vanished for so long before mysteriously reappearing.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Vanished!,” 12/21/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90292541E90B41BDA1C2037658FB9DA3.
MLA: “NOVA; Vanished!.” 12/21/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90292541E90B41BDA1C2037658FB9DA3>.
APA: NOVA; Vanished!. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90292541E90B41BDA1C2037658FB9DA3
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