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Mystery of Easter Island

Mystery of Easter Island

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Examining Easter Island, the remote island.

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Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

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Why Planes Vanish

Why Planes Vanish

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Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

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Chasing Pluto

Chasing Pluto

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Watch as the New Horizons spacecraft captures our first clear view of Pluto’s icy surface.

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Chasing Pluto: Preview

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Nova: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? at 9pm on WGBH 2. Examine whether asteroids could be our economic salvation — or instruments of extinction. Watch a preview.

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