BLAST!, a new documentary by Paul Devlin, is a jolting, riveting, ride. At its New York premiere last week, audiences witnessed two efforts by astrophysicists to launch their telescope (named Blast) whose mission during its journey via air balloon is to photograph galaxies. At the opening, Devlin cleverly teases us with what seems to be a failed launch and then flashes back 18 months to the scientists’ first attempt to send off the telescope. It is to fly from Sweden to Canada, gathering data about galaxies near and far. Read more
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