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NOVA; Hunt for Alien Worlds


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Hunt for Alien Worlds
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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

Program Description

Until very recently, Earth was the only known planet in the universe that could support life. Now, new planets have been found orbiting other suns and the way the universe is viewed has gone through tumultuous change. NOVA follows the story of a select group of astronomers who spend their nights staring into the darkest reaches of space looking for new worlds that alien life could call home.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Hunt for Alien Worlds,” 01/08/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3C09F470FF948A6A4AB6D2FAC1B1A2A.
MLA: “NOVA; Hunt for Alien Worlds.” 01/08/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3C09F470FF948A6A4AB6D2FAC1B1A2A>.
APA: NOVA; Hunt for Alien Worlds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3C09F470FF948A6A4AB6D2FAC1B1A2A
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