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NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way Preview

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.
Preview Season 48 Episode 16 Length 00:30 Premiere: 11/03/21

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Season 48 Episodes

Ancient Maya Metropolis

S48 E22 Length 53:31 Premiere Date 01/26/22

Alaskan Dinosaurs

S48 E21 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 01/19/22

Butterfly Blueprints

S48 E20 Length 53:20 Premiere Date 01/12/22

NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang

S48 E19 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 11/24/21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

S48 E18 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 11/17/21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

S48 E17 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 11/10/21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way

S48 E16 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 11/03/21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

S48 E15 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 10/27/21

Edible Insects

S48 E14 Length 53:28 Premiere Date 10/20/21

Arctic Drift

S48 E13 Length 53:31 Premiere Date 10/13/21

Particles Unknown

S48 E12 Length 53:28 Premiere Date 10/06/21

The Cannabis Question

S48 E11 Length 53:36 Premiere Date 09/29/21

Bat Superpowers

S48 E10 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 09/15/21

Ship That Changed the World

S48 E9 Length 53:12 Premiere Date 06/02/21

High-Risk High-Rise

S48 E8 Length 52:36 Premiere Date 01/05/22

Great Electric Airplane Race

S48 E7 Length 53:07 Premiere Date 05/26/21

Hindenburg: The New Evidence

S48 E6 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 05/19/21

Fighting for Fertility

S48 E5 Length 53:06 Premiere Date 05/12/21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 11/03/21

Gaze at Galaxies with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

Clip Length 02:44 Premiere Date 11/03/21

The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies will Someday Collide

Clip Length 02:56 Premiere Date 11/03/21

GameStop, Reddit, and the Rise of Risky Trades

Clip Length 08:35 Premiere Date 04/27/21

Texas' Power Grid Trouble is Far From Over

Clip Length 08:23 Premiere Date 03/20/21

The Big Lie about Monarch Butterflies

Clip Length 09:25 Premiere Date 03/15/21

Origins of Misinformation and How it Spreads

Clip Length 05:47 Premiere Date 03/15/21

How Mask-Wearing Misinformation Became a Reality

Clip Length 05:38 Premiere Date 02/23/21

Dream Hacking: Decisions, Addictions, and Sleep

Clip Length 14:34 Premiere Date 02/18/21

Why Misinformation Matters

Clip Length 02:41 Premiere Date 02/11/21

Lingering Symptoms from COVID-19 are “Unprecedented”

Clip Length 05:05 Premiere Date 02/04/21

New COVID-19 Variants Spread More Easily

Clip Length 07:15 Premiere Date 02/04/21

This University Monitors COVID-19 Through Saliva Testing

Clip Length 06:53 Premiere Date 01/15/21

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Making North America: Life - S42 E21

Premiered On: 11/11/2015

The mysteries of how life evolved in North America, including the arrival of humans, are explored.

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Making North America: Human - S42 E22

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From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent.

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Why Bridges Collapse - S46 E18

Premiered On: 10/16/2019

NOVA investigates what may have led to the collapse of the Polcevera Bridge in Genoa, Italy, that killed 43 people. But the Polcevera Bridge isn't alone. Join experts as they compare what happened to the Polcevera with other deadly bridge collapses, including Minnesota's I-35W bridge over the Mississippi and the famed Silver Bridge over the Ohio River.

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Secrets in Your Data - S51 E7

Alok Patel takes a look at what happens to the personal data shared on social media and efforts to maximize benefits without compromising personal privacy.

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Decoding the Universe: Cosmos - S51 E8

Trace groundbreaking discoveries in space research and exploration and follow the teams trying to solve two mysteries in cosmology - dark matter and dark energy.

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Weathering the Future - S50 E5

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Making North America: Origins - S42 E20

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Ancient Maya Metropolis - S48 E22

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Secrets of the Forbidden City - S44 E15

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Great American Eclipse - S51 E6

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A.I. Revolution - S51 E5

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Polar Extremes - S47 E1

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Why Bridges Collapse - S46 E18

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