Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

The Telescope

Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.

The Telescope

54m 51s

Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.

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  • How Far Are the Stars?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Far Are the Stars?

    S1 E1 - 4m 44s

    How a New York property boom led to the discovery of the distance to the stars.

  • Discovering the Big Bang: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Discovering the Big Bang

    S1 E1 - 5m 28s

    In 1923, Edwin Hubble began the manual process of photographing the Andromeda Nebula. He spent many nights at the Hooker telescope collecting data and discovered that Andromeda was not a cluster of stars in our own galaxy but in fact a separate galaxy.

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