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NOVA; Whisper from Space, A

06/17/2004


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Series
NOVA
Program
Whisper from Space, A
Program Number

519

Series Description

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

Program Description

In 1965, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, two radio astronomers at Bell Telephone Laboratories, discovered faint, but ever-present, microwave signals from space--the most ancient and most distant signals detected by man: the oldest "fossils" in the universe. NOVA explores the current surge of cosmological discovery that continues to aid scientists in the "cosmic archaeology" of digging into the history of the universe.

Duration

00:64:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Whisper from Space, A,” 06/17/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0.
MLA: “NOVA; Whisper from Space, A.” 06/17/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0>.
APA: NOVA; Whisper from Space, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0
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