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Death of a star

Author: Robin BatesBill MasonBill LattanziJohn HazardGary MaunderAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : 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: Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Popular works
Science television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Bates; Bill Mason; Bill Lattanzi; John Hazard; Gary Maunder; Peter Rodgers Melnick; Jon Lomberg; Dan Krech Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH Video (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 1593756372 9781593756376
OCLC Number: 70892102
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Bonus features : access to NOVA website.
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.
Event notes: Originally produced as in episode of the PBS television program Nova in 1987.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Enhanced DVD ; 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.
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 ; written, produced, and directed by Robin Bates.

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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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