NOVA

Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday? presented by NOVA

NOVA

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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Why Ships Sink

The events that led up to famous cruise disasters are reconstructed, including the Costa Concordia.

Mon, Mar 27 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Archaeologists, engineers and woodworkers test highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

Mon, Jan 23 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jan 24 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jan 24 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday?

Would-be asteroid miners dream up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids.

Mon, Jan 16 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jan 17 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jan 17 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jan 21 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sunken Ship Rescue

The operation to raise and salvage the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy is chronicled.

Wed, Jan 25 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jan 26 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jan 29 at 1:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Feb 20 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 21 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 21 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Feb 25 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Secrets of the Sky Tombs

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude tombs in the Tibetan Himalayas.

Mon, Feb 6 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 7 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 7 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Feb 11 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Nuclear Option

A renaissance in nuclear technology grows while a crisis continues at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Mon, Feb 13 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 14 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 14 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Feb 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Search for the Super Battery

Renowned gadget geek David Pogue sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work.

Wed, Feb 1 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Feb 2 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Feb 5 at 1:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Feb 27 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 28 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 28 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ultimate Cruise Ship

Pioneering shipbuilders endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship, the Seven Seas Explorer.

Wed, Feb 8 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Feb 9 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Feb 12 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Mar 6 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Mar 7 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Mar 7 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Origami Revolution

The art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

Wed, Feb 15 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Feb 16 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Feb 19 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Mar 13 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Mar 14 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Mar 14 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Trains Crash

Investigators probe the wreckage of train accidents. Safety experts test crash prevention designs.

Wed, Feb 22 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Feb 23 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Feb 24 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Mar 20 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Mar 21 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

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