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NOVA; Message in the Rocks

09/24/1980

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Series
NOVA
Program
Message in the Rocks
Program Number

802

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

This program explores clues gathered from ancient rocks and meteorites in an attempt to piece together how our planet formed, what happened during its earliest days, and when life first appeared. The program includes visits to the scene of a fresh fall of meteorites, several volcanic eruptions, and an underwater glimpse of molten "pillow" lava as it oozes out of volcanic vents in the sea floor.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Message in the Rocks,” 09/24/1980, GBH Archives, accessed December 1, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_148D7AC8A0FC42BB90C9D323A1193FBE.
MLA: “NOVA; Message in the Rocks.” 09/24/1980. GBH Archives. Web. December 1, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_148D7AC8A0FC42BB90C9D323A1193FBE>.
APA: NOVA; Message in the Rocks. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_148D7AC8A0FC42BB90C9D323A1193FBE
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