Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Nova goes where no PBS program has gone before with its in-depth look at the search for extraterrestrial life. Nova: Hunt for Alien Worlds comes at a time when technology and enthusiasm are at an all-time high. Astronomers search the sky nightly for any hint of co-existence using the latest in telescopes, computers, and exact measurements. As scientists get more familiar with the universe, discoveries are cropping up everywhere. Nova witnesses the finding of a planet with perfect conditions for life support. At the same time, a star takes just four days from birth to death. With such a fervent group of explorers, a universal block party seems right around the corner.