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Nova follows the efforts of scientists to unravel the mysteries of dark matter, which holds our universe together, and dark energy which is making it fly apart.


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...  Himself - Narrator / ... 62 episodes, 2007-2018
...  Himself - Narrator / ... 31 episodes, 2010-2017
...  Himself - Narrator / ... 25 episodes, 2004-2015
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A weekly documentary series, each episode providing an in-depth look at a different subject of scientific research. Subjects examined by this show have included the cutting edge of theoretical physics, a return to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, the long-term effects of Amazon deforestation, and the development of life-saving medical techniques. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The best PBS series ever
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This has been a long-standing PBS series that is the gold standard for documentary series.

I remember watching as a child with fascination one episode about the Voyager spacecraft, and another about whales.

Long may she live!


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