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Death of a star

Author: Robin BatesBill MasonWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.Norddeutscher Rundfunk.All authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Supernovas are as spectacular as they are rare. In early 1987, a giant star exploded in the sky -- one of the most violent celestial events since the creation of the universe ... Why did this phenomenon fascinate, baffle, and delight astronomers? What causes a star to explode? How will these energy blasts help us understand our universe?"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Educational television programs
Science television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Bates; Bill Mason; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 1593756372 9781593756376
OCLC Number: 70892102
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for broadcast on the public television series Nova in 1987.
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Credits: Editor, William Lattanzi ; camera, John Hazard, Gary Maunder ; original music composed by Peter Melnick ; animation, Dan Krech Productions, Inc., Jon Lomberg.
Performer(s): Narrator, Bill Mason.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-ROM ; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital ; access to NOVA website requires computer with internet connection.
Contents: Introduction --
A faint patch of light --
What kind of star blows up? --
A crucial test --
A bold experiment. Bonus features : access to NOVA website.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: A production of WGBH in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for Nova ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell ; written, produced, and directed by Robin Bates ; science editor, Thomas Levenson ; executive editor, William Grant.

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"Supernovas are as spectacular as they are rare. In early 1987, a giant star exploded in the sky -- one of the most violent celestial events since the creation of the universe ... Why did this phenomenon fascinate, baffle, and delight astronomers? What causes a star to explode? How will these energy blasts help us understand our universe?"--Container.

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