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Hunting the Edge of Space

How telescopes have expanded our view of the universe

(Programs not available for streaming.) In this two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity—two spectacle lenses held a foot apart—ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy, and religion. "Hunting the Edge of Space" takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope.

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Major funding for "Hunting the Edge of Space" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.