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NOVA; Death Star


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Death 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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For 30 years, scientists have been on the hunt for the source of the most powerful and mysterious explosions in the universe. Defying their expectations, they have discovered that these powerful gamma ray bursts are located at the edges of the known universe. They are exploding so far back in time, when the cosmos had barely begun, that they conceal clues to the birth of the very first stars and black holes. This story also becomes an intensely personal saga of scientific competition, frustration and breakthrough.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Death Star,” 01/04/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC99AD8E5B384DB58521A1CBB4D2894F.
MLA: “NOVA; Death Star.” 01/04/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC99AD8E5B384DB58521A1CBB4D2894F>.
APA: NOVA; Death Star. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC99AD8E5B384DB58521A1CBB4D2894F
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