Nova

NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives. Visit the official website to watch full-length documentaries, or explore our world through short-form video, on our digital publication NOVA Next.

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National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS viewers.

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The Planets: Ice Worlds

52:48

Beyond icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.



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The Planets: Saturn

53:24

NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings—and new hope for life on a moon.

The Planets: Jupiter

53:18

Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth

The Planets: Inner Worlds

53:54

The rocky planets have similar origins, but only 1 supports life. Was it always this way?

The Planets: Mars

53:54

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

Back to the Moon

53:39

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

Apollo's Daring Mission

53:41

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the story of the first manned mission to the moon.