Nova Sciencenow

Series 4, Episode 5

Season 4, Episode 5 of 8

A team of NASA scientists who will smash two SUV-sized rockets onto the lunar surface and unleash a debris cloud to study data that could provide the key to understanding how to build a permanent base on the moon; microbiologist Jack Griffith, who made a phenomenal discovery - the oldest known organic molecules on earth; research on an Australian songbird called the zebra finch, shedding light on the neuronal processes that lead from understanding sounds to producing them; and a profile of climate scientist Lonnie Thompson, aka Tropical Ice Core Man.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
7/31/2009
10 p.m.
8/1/2009
3 a.m.
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