Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008)

Director
Yavar Abbas

Main cast
Alec Baldwin; Sean Pertwee

Genres
Documentary

Description
In one single, epic camera move we journey from Earth's surface to the outermost reaches of the universe on a grand tour of the cosmos, to explore newborn stars, distant planets, black holes and beyond.


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