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What light can teach us about the universe - Pete Edwards

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Humanity has long been looking at the universe and asking the big questions: How did it begin? How will it end? Cosmologists are searching hard for the answers, but where do they even start? The answer is light. Pete Edwards outlines the six unique messages that light carries which, when put together, disclose a stunning amount of information to astronomers.

How many pieces of information about the objects in our universe are carried by their light?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Pete Edwards
  • Animator Bevan Lynch
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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