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Episode 3

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 December 2009

Karl Sabbagh's book explores the surprising science behind seemingly trivial assumptions.

How two physicists linked the problem of interference on their TV screen to the Big Bang, how a total solar eclipse is down to cosmic coincidence, and why NASA launched a record player into space.

Read by Toby Longworth.

Abridged by Libby Spurrier.

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

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