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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World "The Telescope"

Gailileo's Telescope
Gailileo's 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.

Watch the full episode now on VPM Passport or on August 14th at 10:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

Video Clip: Discovering the Big Bang - 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.

About the Show: Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything. These are the secrets of how we got to our modern world.