Though today's cutting-edge optics bear little resemblance to what Galileo and Van Leeuwenhoek peered through in their pioneering efforts, the effect is the same — pure awe. PBS' latest instalment of Off Book delves into how new techniques and technologies are revealing the universe on an unprecedented scale. [PetaPixel]
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