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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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This film is one of a six part series that surveys the recent achievements of astronomers, which are revolutionizing our perceptions of our universe. The series, narrated by actor Richard Chamberlain, investigates black holes, quasars, gravity waves, stars, and other celestial phenomena. The episode looks at recent inquiries by scientists into the age-old question: are we alone in the universe? Among the scientists prospecting for answers are Bradford Smith of the University of Arizona and Richard Terrile of California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The viewer follows their activities from their observatory station at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Their findings, as well as those of Cal Tech's Amelia Sargent, Cornell's Steve Beckwith, and Harvard's David Latham, provide interesting evidence of planetary systems outside our own world.