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The longest-running science series on television, Nova offers an informative and entertaining look at challenging subjects. Whether exploring a galaxy or an atom, the series ventures beyond the numbers and into the personalities responsible for the discoveries, and the social consequences of events in the lab.

Nova: "Why Planes Vanish"

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 9pm on WGBH 2

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in. Nova tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players, from all corners of the globe, who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear? Or can new technology guarentee that in the future, nothing will ever be "lost" again?

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See also: Nova ScienceNow with host David Pogue

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Schedule

Saturday
10/25/14 1:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
10/26/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
10/26/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
10/29/14 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
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