Episode 4: Telescopes | A Practical Guide to the Cosmos

Over 400 years ago, Galileo saw Jupiter through the lens of a telescope. Today, we can capture images of black holes 55 million light-years from Earth. In this episode, Derrick and Kalpana explain how different types of telescopes work, which ones they prefer, and what the future of telescope technology may bring.

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