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Nova

Nova

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/nnC_XCOPtGwqU9KpkUnawA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds, and dozens of moons. And NASA’s New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt. /episodes/get/94800 /episode/94800 The Planets: Ice Worlds /episode-player/94800

In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. And NASA's New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt.

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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/FvibjeL8klt7Hf9IWWVjTQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars—were born of similar material around the same time. Yet only one of them supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? And is there somewhere else in the solar system life might flourish? /episodes/get/94312 /episode/94312 The Planets: Inner Worlds /episode-player/94312

The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?

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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/8b_-iam6cTb4vLnQ8Sn3ug==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Jupiter’s massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water—and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. /episodes/get/94466 /episode/94466 The Planets: Jupiter /episode-player/94466

Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/KXunrIVD4-EUvl-xnAp8nA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false NASA’s <I>Cassini</i> explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made. /episodes/get/94641 /episode/94641 The Planets: Saturn /episode-player/94641

NASA's Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made.

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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/NCRzrEeX9aHjFQBG-yWWFA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Mars was once a blue water-world studded with active volcanoes. But when its magnetic field and protective atmosphere faded, it became the frozen desert planet we know today. With so many necessary elements in place, did life ever form on Mars? /episodes/get/94313 /episode/94313 The Planets: Mars /episode-player/94313

Before it was a dry planet, Mars was a wet world that may have hosted life.

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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:40
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Q5VxCUSs-DPM9ZsOAvqrIQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Fifty years after humans first set foot on the Moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface—this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and engineers working to make life on the Moon a reality. /episodes/get/93744 /episode/93744 Back to the Moon /episode-player/93744

Discover why scientists and entrepreneurs alike have their sights set on the Moon again.

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Wed, 07/10/2019 - 03:45
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