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NOVA; Runaway Universe


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Runaway Universe
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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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In 1998 two teams of astronomers studying exploding stars in distant galaxies discovered something completely unexpected: the expansion of the universe is speeding up, propelled by some unknown force. NOVA explores one of the most exciting and profound breakthroughs of modern astronomy with stunning three-dimensional maps and simulations created by the computer artists from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications who worked on the acclaimed IMAX film Cosmic Voyage. The rival teams behind the new discovery were led by Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California and Brian Schmidt of Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.

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