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The 200-inch Hale Telescope, a masterpiece of engineering at Caltech's Palomar Observatory, was the world's largest telescope until 1993. Scott Kardel/Palomar Observatory/Courtesy of Palomar Observatory/California Institute of Technology hide caption

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Joe's Big Idea

'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe

For astrophysicist Shrinivas Kulkarni, "The sky is so much richer and so much more imaginative than the imagination."

Bad Body Double Imogen Heap
Bad Body Double [Instrumental] Imogen Heap

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'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe

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Lyric The Sea and Cake
Premise Terence Blanchard
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Chicken Strut The Meters

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1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors Archived

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Mahshav Tim Sparks
Returning From the River (Fun Tashlach) Tim Sparks
Purple Octagon The Cellar and Point
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Officials attend the launch of a Positive Train Control system for Los Angeles' Metrolink commuter trains in February 2014 at Los Angeles Union Station. Congress mandated the technology after a Metrolink engineer ran a red light while he was texting and crashed head-on with a freight train in 2008. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

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Band of Brothers John Patitucci

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Water Logged: Firm Reclaims Timber Lost To Maine's Frigid Rivers

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Exiles Son Volt
Rideau Park Duplekita
Closer to Thee Bhi Bhiman
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