Janna Levin placed against a background image of a black hole. | From "NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse"

Black Hole Apocalypse/Black Hole Universe

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

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The Next Pompeii

Discover Campi Flegrei, a lesser-known volcano in the shadow of Vesuvius. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Meet the scientists exploring its geography and developing a warning system to prevent Naples from becoming the next Pompeii.

  • 2020-07-07T07:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-07-08T07:00:00-07:00
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Lost Viking Army

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of the "Great Heathen Army," a legendary Viking fighting force that once invaded England?

  • 2020-07-09T07:00:00-07:00
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Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures

After a massive extinction, diverse marsupials came to dominate this isolated continent.

  • 2020-07-10T07:00:00-07:00
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Apollo's Daring Mission

Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

  • 2020-07-13T07:00:00-07:00
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Back to the Moon

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.

  • 2020-07-14T07:00:00-07:00
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Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

  • 2020-07-15T07:00:00-07:00
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Lethal Seas

A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's oceans. We've known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate - raising the oceans' acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving.

  • 2020-07-16T07:00:00-07:00
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Making North America: Origins

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.

  • 2020-07-17T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-07-20T07:00:00-07:00
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Making North America: Life

Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.

  • 2020-07-26T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-07-27T07:00:00-07:00
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Making North America: Human

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

  • 2020-08-02T15:00:00-07:00
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