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A film by Peter Galison

99 min.

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Synopsis

Two teams chase the elusive black hole. One, including Stephen Hawking, works to solve a paradox at the heart of science. The other, the earth-spanning Event Horizon Telescope, attempts the first picture of a black hole, 55-million light years away.

What can black holes teach us about the boundaries of knowledge? These holes in spacetime are the darkest objects and the brightest—the simplest and the most complex. With unprecedented access, Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know follows two powerhouse collaborations. Stephen Hawking anchors one, striving to show that black holes do not annihilate the past. Another group, working in the world’s highest altitude observatories, creates an earth-sized telescope to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. Interwoven with other dimensions of exploring black holes, these stories bring us to the pinnacle of humanity’s quest to understand the universe.

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