PBS To Release Two New Episodes Of NOVA Next Month

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

Next month PBS will release two new episodes of its hit science-based series NOVA on DVD. First up is an episode that takes audiences back in time to Earth’s earliest days in another new episode of NOVA. Later in the month NOVA: Mystery Beneath The Ice will be released. It, too will be released on DVD.

PBS and PBS Distribution will release NOVA: Life’s Rocky Start on Tuesday, March 8th. The program follows mineralogist Robert Hazen as he goes globe-hopping in a journey to uncover how Earth’s rocks and its earliest microbes worked together to form Earth in its infancy. Hazen goes from an ancient Moroccan market all the way down to the Australia Outback in his search for answers in the roughly hour-long presentation. As his journey progresses so does the story of Earth’s co-evolution” from its infancy up to modern day.

NOVA: Life’s Rocky Start will be released Tuesday, March 8th. It will retail for MSRP of $24.99. It can be pre-ordered online at a discounted price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=85850026&cp=&kw=nova+lifes+rocky+start&origkw=nova+life%27s+rocky+start&sr=1. Audiences can see a trailer for this episode online now via NOVA’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pjsrj3-40U/.

 

 

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS DIstribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS DIstribution

Later in the month, on March 22nd, PBS Distribution will release another new episode of NOVA in the form of NOVA: Mystery Beneath The Ice. This episode of NOVA examines the impact of climate change on krill. Krill are a key component of Antarctica’s fragile ecosystem. However their numbers have been disturbingly decreasing in recent years. One theory for the decline in krill population is that their body clocks, which are tied in to changing Antarctic ice pack, has been thrown off due to climate change. That change in their body clocks, it is theorized, is leading to less numbers of krill reproducing, thus decreasing their numbers.

Audiences go along with researchers aboard the Polarstern, a state-of-the-art research vessel, into the Antarctic as they search for answers beneath the waters of the region. They search for ice caves beneath the surface that protect juvenile krill in the winter as part of their efforts and examine how the changing seasons coupled with climate change impact krill populations.  Audiences can view a trailer for this episode online now via NOVA’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdNO-kzmCwk.

NOVA: Mystery Beneath The Ice will be released Tuesday, March 22nd. It will retail for MSRP of $24.99. It can be ordered at a discounted price of $19.99 online via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=85850036&cp=&kw=mystery+beneath+the+ice&origkw=mystery+beneath+the+ice&sr=1. More information on these episodes of NOVA and others is available online now at:

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NOVAonline

 

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