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Search for the Edge of Space

The universe has long captivated us with its immense scales of distance and time. In recent times giant new telescopes have allowed us to cast our gaze into the deepest reaches of the known universe. Astronomers have concluded that the stars and galaxies that stretch out to the limits of our vision may represent only a small fraction of all there is.

They are pioneering bold new theories that describe a universe that extends far beyond the limits of our vision. Where does it all end where do we fit within it?

In a remote outpost in the Andes mountains astronomers are opening a whole new window onto the universe. The Rubin telescope with its giant state-of-the-art mirror will send a vast stream of data to a global network of processing centers and supercomputers. Its target are dim objects racing through our solar system, stars in distant galaxies exploding or flying into violent collisions.

These blasts of energy from distant corners of creation are messages from a universe that is evolving in ways we can scarcely comprehend. They are propelling us into a new age of advanced scientific theories about the very nature of time and space. Theories that challenge philosophical assumptions that have guided us since ancient times.

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