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 NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

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Looking for Life on Mars

53:46

NASA launches its most ambitious search yet for traces of ancient life on Mars.



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Beyond the Elements: Life

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.

Beyond the Elements: Life (with Audio Description)

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.

Beyond the Elements: Indestructible

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.

Beyond the Elements: Indestructible (with Audio Description)

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.

Beyond the Elements: Reactions

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.

Beyond the Elements: Reactions (with Audio Description)

53:17

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.