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Season 33 2006

  • 2006-01-04T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 55 mins
  • 15 hours, 34 mins (17 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

17 episodes

33x01 The Mummy Who Would Be King

  • Season Premiere

    2006-01-04T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Could a mummy found in Niagara Falls be the remains of a long-lost Pharaoh?

33x02 Deadly Ascent

  • 2006-01-18T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Doctors, rescuers and mountaineers try to determine why people die attempting to climb Mount McKinley.

33x03 The Perfect Corpse

  • 2006-02-08T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Forensic investigators tease secrets from the well preserved bodies of people buried long ago under peat bogs.

33x04 Jewel Of The Earth

  • 2006-02-15T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

David Attenborough probes the mystery of ancient life-forms perfectly preserved in amber.

33x05 The Ghost Particle

  • 2006-02-22T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

A 40-year hunt for solar neutrinos leads to a new understanding of matter itself.

NOVA recreates the expeditions of Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen, two Arctic explorers who set out to find the legendary Arctic sea route known as the Northwest Passage.

In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. NOVA investigates the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?

33x08 The Great Robot Race

  • 2006-03-29T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Driverless vehicles compete in a 130-mile race across the Majove Desert.

33x09 Voyage To The Mystery Moon

  • 2006-04-05T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

A mission to Saturn and its enigmatic sattelite, Titan, looks for clues to the origins of life.

33x10 Dimming The Sun

  • 2006-04-19T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Everyone has heard of global warming, but a lesser-known man-made phenomenon has been nearly as powerful at affecting Earth's climate. A look at global dimming, created by soot and pollution reflecting the sun's rays and surprisingly helping to offset global warming's catastrophic advance.

33x11 Building On Ground Zero

  • 2006-09-06T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Can lessons learned from the Twin Towers' collapse make new buildings safer?

33x12 Mystery Of The Megavolcano

  • 2006-09-27T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

Researchers unearth clues about the greatest Volcanic eruption of the past 100000 years.

33x13 The Deadliest Plane Crash

  • 2006-10-18T01:00:00Z — 55 mins

On March 27, 1977, on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, two fully loaded 747 jumbo jets collided on a fogbound runway, killing 583 people in what is still the deadliest crash in aviation history. NOVA looks back at the crucial final hours before the disaster. Despite new technology to improve runway safety, near-misses on the ground are still the leading cause of deadly aviation accidents.

33x14 Monster Of The Milky Way

  • 2006-11-01T02:00:00Z — 54 mins

Join NOVA on a mind-bending hunt for a monster lurking at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers are closing in on one of the most destructive objects in the universe ñ a supermassive black hole ñ and itís hiding right in the center of our own galaxy. Eventually, it will blast jets of radiation millions of miles its space, incinerating everything in its neighborhood, including planet Earth. For a long time, black holes were dismissed as pure science fiction. Even Albert Einstein could not bring himself to accept them, despite pioneering the theory of relativity that predicted their existence. But recently, scientists have found convincing evidence that black holes are not only real but are crucial to the life and death of galaxies everywhere in the cosmos.From the explosive birth of a black hole to its cannibalistic death throes, NOVA investigates one of the universeís darkest secrets. With striking special effects, Monster of the Milky Way takes viewers on a scientifically accurate voyage into the belly of a supermassive black hole. When will it erupt and destroy the Milky Way?

33x15 Wings Of Madness

  • 2006-11-08T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

The flamboyant rise and tragic death of pioneering aviator Alberto-Santos Dumont.

Experts explore the mysterious story of five siblings living in a remote Turkish village.

33x17 Underwater Dream Machine

  • 2006-12-27T02:00:00Z — 55 mins

Follow one man's dream to engeneer a submarine with panaramic views.