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New Eye on the Universe

53m 31s

Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets

Episodes

  • New Eye on the Universe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Eye on the Universe

    S50 E4 - 53m 31s

    Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets

  • Ancient Builders of the Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ancient Builders of the Amazon

    S50 E3 - 53m 22s

    Recent discoveries in archaeology are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished for centuries, with populations numbering in the millions.

  • Star Chasers of Senegal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Star Chasers of Senegal

    S50 E2 - 53m 20s

    A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission.

  • London Super Tunnel: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    London Super Tunnel

    S50 E1 - 53m 20s

    Thousands of engineers, technicians and workers race to build Europe’s biggest construction project–London’s new railroad, the Elizabeth Line.

Extras + Features

  • Saving the Right Whale Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Saving the Right Whale Preview

    S50 E7 - 27s

    The North Atlantic right whale is on the brink of extinction. But a handful of specialists are determined to help save it as they discover new secrets about the lives of these giants of the sea.

  • Chasing Carbon Zero Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chasing Carbon Zero Preview

    S50 E6 - 29s

    Can the U.S. reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and avoid the biggest impacts of climate change? Experts say it can be done. Here’s the technology that could get us there.

  • Weathering the Future Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Weathering the Future Preview

    S50 E5 - 30s

    As extreme weather in the U.S. impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires, and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

  • New Eye on the Universe Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Eye on the Universe Preview

    S50 E4 - 27s

    Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets.

  • JWST Searches for Life in Our Solar System: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    JWST Searches for Life in Our Solar System

    S50 E4 - 6m 22s

    There are three places in our solar system, beyond Earth, that are good candidates to look for life: Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, Enceladus, and Titan, two of Saturn’s moons.

  • How NASA Colors Images of the Universe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How NASA Colors Images of the Universe

    S50 E4 - 3m 8s

    The James Webb Space Telescope detects infrared light, which our eyes can’t see. Data image developers bring those observations into the visible light spectrum, where they take on the colors of the rainbow.

  • Ancient Pyramids Uncovered in the Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ancient Pyramids Uncovered in the Amazon

    S50 E3 - 3m 56s

    The pyramid was built over 5,000 years ago, even before the pyramids of Egypt and Mesopotamia, a time when archeologists had believed the Amazon was populated only by hunter-gatherers.

  • Ancient Builders of the Amazon Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ancient Builders of the Amazon Preview

    S50 E3 - 27s

    Recent discoveries in archaeology are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished for centuries, with populations numbering in the millions.

  • Ancient Cliff Paintings in the Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ancient Cliff Paintings in the Amazon

    S50 E3 - 3m 20s

    Ancient paintings on rock walls feature human figures and animals of today’s rainforest, like deer, tapirs, and jaguars. But they also appear to show animals that went extinct thousands of years ago.

  • Star Chasers of Senegal Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Star Chasers of Senegal Preview

    S50 E2 - 27s

    A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission.

Schedule

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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Sunday
    Apr 2


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Sunday
    Apr 2


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
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    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Sunday
    Apr 2


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Sunday
    Apr 2


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Tuesday
    Apr 4


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

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    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Wednesday
    Apr 5


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Einstein's Quantum Riddle

    Wednesday
    Apr 5


    1 Hour

    An experiment in the Canary Islands uses quasars at opposite ends of the universe to settle the debate over the physical phenomenon of quantum entanglement.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

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    Arctic Sinkholes

    Wednesday
    Apr 5


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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    Arctic Sinkholes

    Wednesday
    Apr 5


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Thursday
    Apr 6


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Thursday
    Apr 6


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Sunday
    Apr 9


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Sunday
    Apr 9


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Sunday
    Apr 9


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Sunday
    Apr 9


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Tuesday
    Apr 11


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Wednesday
    Apr 12


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Image
    NOVA: TVSS: Iconic

    NOVA

    Arctic Sinkholes

    Wednesday
    Apr 12


    1 Hour

    Investigating explosions in Siberia and other evidence that melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
  • NOVA

    Weathering the Future

    Wednesday
    Apr 12


    1 Hour

    Americans use ancient wisdom and new solutions to fight against extreme weather, from intense rainstorms to megafires and droughts.
  • NOVA

    Weathering the Future

    Wednesday
    Apr 12


    1 Hour

    Americans use ancient wisdom and new solutions to fight against extreme weather, from intense rainstorms to megafires and droughts.

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