Nova Poster

(1974– )

Episode List


Season 46

2 Jan. 2019
Pluto and Beyond
Follow the New Horizons spacecraft as it makes its historic flyby of one of the furthest objects in the solar system. Follow as they plan and execute maneuvers to allow the spacecraft to target a Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule.
9 Jan. 2019
Einstein's Quantum Riddle
In an effort to disprove quantum mechanics, Albert Einstein proposes one of its strangest features: quantum entanglement.
23 Jan. 2019
Kilauea: Hawai'i on Fire
An investigation into the increased activity at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, and look at why these geologically distinctive volcanoes formed in the middle of the Pacific.
6 Feb. 2019
Decoding the Great Pyramid
Archaeological research by Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass shed light on some of the mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids.
13 Feb. 2019
Rise of the Rockets
Private companies develop new ways to allow for more human activity in space; NASA builds a rocket that goes far beyond Earth.
15 May 2019
First Horse Warriors
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
10 Jul. 2019
Back to the Moon
Fifty years after humans first stepped foot on the moon, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs engage in new discoveries to make life on the moon a reality.
24 Jul. 2019
Inner Worlds
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?
24 Jul. 2019
The Planets: Mars
The dry, red planet Mars was once a blue water world studded with active volcanoes.
31 Jul. 2019
The Planets: Jupiter
Jupiter's gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the solar system.

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