Nova: Death of a Star

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Why do stars explode and how is the energy generated? What is the effect of all those little "aftermath" particles floating through space? Nova: Death of a Star is a 60-minute science documentary that explores rare astronomical events in all their dimensions. The film features the 1987 explosion of a supernova -- first observed by a Canadian astronomer in Chile -- and discusses its impact on the universe. Witness the celestial phenomena that baffles the scientific community as you travel from South America to ...
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Overview

Why do stars explode and how is the energy generated? What is the effect of all those little "aftermath" particles floating through space? Nova: Death of a Star is a 60-minute science documentary that explores rare astronomical events in all their dimensions. The film features the 1987 explosion of a supernova -- first observed by a Canadian astronomer in Chile -- and discusses its impact on the universe. Witness the celestial phenomena that baffles the scientific community as you travel from South America to Japan to Cleveland. A discussion of supernova neutrinos is a special highlight of the tape.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Access to the Nova website, scene selection and closed captions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • UPC: 783421262294
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 82,462

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Paula S. Apsell Executive Producer
Tom Levenson Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Death of a Star
1. Introduction [:33]
2. A Faint Patch of Light [:18]
3. What Kind of Star Blows Up? [11:12]
4. A Crucial Test [13:09]
5. A Bold Experiment [17:09]
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