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NOVA: The Universe

Dark is the night, but never lonely with the stars in the sky. Explore the wonders of the universe in November from the Big Bang to black holes, including a brief stop to speculate where alien life might exist. 

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THE UNIVERSE: MILKY WAY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8 PM

Straddling the night sky, the Milky Way reminds us of our place in the galaxy we call home. But what shaped this giant spiral of stars and what will be its destiny? NOVA travels back in time to unlock the turbulent story of our cosmic neighborhood.

 

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way Preview

Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy—the giant city of stars we call home.

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THE UNIVERSE: ALIEN WORLDS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 8 PM

It’s an age-old question: are we alone? Or do other lifeforms and intelligences thrive on worlds far beyond our own? Ultra-sensitive telescopes and dogged detective work are transforming alien planet-hunting from science fiction into hard fact. Join NOVA on a visit to exotic worlds orbiting distant suns, from puffy planets with the density of Styrofoam to thousand-degree, broiling gas giants.

 

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THE UNIVERSE: BLACK HOLES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 8 PM

Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they’re destructive, swallowing entire planets, even giant stars. Anything that falls into them vanishes … gone forever. Now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be essential to how our universe evolved — their influence possibly leading to life on Earth and, ultimately, us. In this two-hour special, astrophysicist and author Janna Levin takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of black hole science.

 

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NOVA Universe Revealed Series Teaser

Take a ringside seat as NOVA captures moments of high drama when the cosmos changed.

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THE UNIVERSE: BIG BANG
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 8 PM

The Big Bang is when many think the universe started and time itself began. But what clues can we discover about this ultimate genesis of everything? And can we ever know what existed before the universe’s birthday? With stunning animation based on space telescope images, NOVA explores infant galaxies filled with violent blue stars that formed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Before that — before the coming of visible light itself — stretch the cosmic Dark Ages.

 

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