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NOVA: Monster of the Milky Way
Aired:
09/23/2008
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Celestial Cataclysm: Journey inside a supermassive black hole

 


Computer Animation of a black hole in space Credit: Thom Lucas Productions for WGBH Computer animation of a black hole in space Credit: Thom Lucas Productions for WGBH

NOVA: Monster of the Milky Way

Journey Inside a Supermassive Black Hole

Aired Tuesday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV

NOVA goes on a mind-bending hunt for a mysterious monster lurking at the heart of our galaxy: a supermassive black hole. What is it doing there, and could it erupt and destroy our cosmic neighborhood? From the explosive birth of a black hole to its fiery, cannibalistic destruction, NOVA brings to life creation’s darkest secret. Striking computer-generated imagery transforms the latest scientific data into an extraordinary journey into the belly of the beast.