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Decoding the Weather Machine

Scientists around the world strive for a better understanding of the workings of the weather and climate machine known as Earth.
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Season 45

21 Aug. 2017
Eclipse Over America
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon blocked the sun and revealed its ethereal outer atmosphere - its corona - in a wondrous celestial spectacle. While hordes of citizens flocked to the eclipse's path of totality, scientists, too, staked out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun's elusive atmosphere. During the eclipse's precious seconds of darkness, they gathered new clues on how our sun works, ...
 
13 Sep. 2017
Death Dive to Saturn
For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join Nova on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere.
 
4 Oct. 2017
Secrets of the Shining Knight
Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Master armorers re-engineer the Greenwich armor - considered some of the greatest armor ever made - and then put it to the test.
 
11 Oct. 2017
Ghosts of Stonehenge
Archaeological digs reveal new clues as to who built the Stonehenge and why.
 
25 Oct. 2017
Killer Volcanoes
Volcanologists search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze. Investigate the geologic evidence from Greenland all the way to Antarctica to identify the 750-year-old culprit.
 
1 Nov. 2017
Killer Hurricanes
Killer Hurricanes pursues the riddle of an 18th century Caribbean superstorm that killed 20,000, the highest known death toll of any single weather event. To reconstruct its epic scale and investigate what made it so devastating, NOVA joins historians and storm sleuths as they track down clues in eyewitness chronicles, old ruins, and computer simulations.
 
8 Nov. 2017
Killer Floods
Geologists examine extreme terrain on Iceland, the Scablands in Washington State, and submerged in the English channel to see if they were created by the same process, a sudden titanic flood.
 
20 Dec. 2017
Bird Brain
Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.
 
27 Dec. 2017
Day the Dinosaurs Died
Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.
 
10 Jan. 2018
Black Hole Apocalypse
A Two part documentary sharing detailed information on Black holes.
 
31 Jan. 2018
The Impossible Flight
Two pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.
 
7 Feb. 2018
First Face of America
The remains of a 13,000-year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager are located in an underwater cave in Mexico.
 
14 Feb. 2018
Great Escape at Dunkirk
Archaeologists and divers recover remains of ships and planes that were lost in Dunkirk, France during World War II.
 
28 Feb. 2018
Prediction by the Numbers
A look at why some predictions fail while others succeed at forecasting the future.
 
18 Apr. 2018
Decoding the Weather Machine
Scientists around the world strive for a better understanding of the workings of the weather and climate machine known as Earth.
 

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