The Golden Thread returns for its second season with Gold: A Journey With Idris Elba
This documentary film explores the varied and often surprising ways in which gold and the societies it is part of have transformed over time.
Join Idris Elba on a global journey that traces the human story of gold—and discover why the element’s contributions remain crucial to our evolution.
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Each segment of the James Webb Space Telescope's beryllium mirror array is coated in a thin layer of gold. Gold makes each mirror highly reflective of infrared light, greatly increasing the telescope's power.