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So Many Galaxies...So Little Time

USA, 1992 (MIFF 1994, Science Programme)

Director: Boyd Estus

How distant are the galaxies and how are they distributed throughout the vast reaches of space? This live-action documentary combined with computer graphics features two astronomers and their graduate students at the Smithsonian Institution in Harvard. Their observations have shown a foamy, bubble-like structure to the Universe, providing key evidence for the Big Bang.

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