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Long Beach, California—TED convened in Long Beach this morning, and in the beginning, there was science. Dubbed The Observatory, Session 1 was about how we look at our world and choose to engage it.

"Gazing out at the stars is the best way I know to evoke wonder," Chris Anderson, TED’s curator, opined. But just what are we looking at?

Brian Greene told the audience at TED that the wonder we see is not only mysterious, but a limited-run engagement. Greene is a theoretical physicist who has been engaging the public through books, PBS specials, and by organizing the World Science Festival. Here, Greene was in cosmologist mode, talking about how the Universe is going to change in ways that will fundamentally alter how it can be observed.

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