Cosmos
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Episode Synopsis

They warp space and time, squeeze matter to a vanishing point, and trap light so that it cannot escape. How can black holes perform such stupendous tricks, and what can we learn from them?

Episode Segments

1. Kip S. Thorne
2. Leonard Susskind
3. Juan M. Maldacena
4. Nima Arkani-Hamed
5. Lee Smolin

Why are Black Holes Astonishing?

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