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BLAST! Balloon-Borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope /

What happens when astronomers send a fragile telescopic mirror to the edge of space-not aboard a rocket or satellite, but dangling from a huge balloon? This documentary provides the answers in a riveting story of cutting-edge physics, subfreezing launch sites, disastrous balloon trajectories, and sc...

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Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Paul Devlin Productions.
Format: Video
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Edition: Educator's Edition.
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505 0 |a Balloon-Borne Telescope (2:21) -- History of the Universe (1:49) -- How Do Stars Form? (2:07) -- Telescope Time Machine (3:18) -- Final Launch Preparations (4:54) -- Data from Air-Borne Equipment (2:45) -- Recovery of Telescope (3:12) -- First BLAST Project Complete (2:58) -- Astrophysics: Personal Sacrifices (2:59) -- Second Planned Launch (3:08) -- New Equipment for Launch (2:20) -- Preparation and Waiting Period (4:13) -- Redefinition and Understanding of the Universe (2:11) -- Launch of BLAST Telescope (4:27) -- BLAST Gondola on the Loose (3:01) -- Loss of Data Averted (5:26) -- Hidden Universe Revealed (4:03) 
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520 |a What happens when astronomers send a fragile telescopic mirror to the edge of space-not aboard a rocket or satellite, but dangling from a huge balloon? This documentary provides the answers in a riveting story of cutting-edge physics, subfreezing launch sites, disastrous balloon trajectories, and scientists who refuse to give up. Dr. Mark Devlin of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barth Netterfield of the University of Toronto, and their support team pursue the elusive goal of studying distant star formation by detecting submillimeter light emissions. Following the experiment from arctic Sweden to Canada's polar bear country to the desolate landscape of Antarctica, the film includes fascinating discussions of the theoretical concepts involved as well as NASA-created animation sequences to illustrate the objectives, operation, and findings of BLAST. This classroom-friendly version is shortened to less than an hour. 
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