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optical fiber map of the cosmos
2014-07-25 07:39:46

A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibers is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos — incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies.

Telescope Mirror Is Worlds Most Advanced
2012-10-24 09:47:40

Scientists have completed the most challenging large astronomical mirror ever created. The mirror will be part of the 82-feet Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be exploring planets, and the formation of stars, galaxies and black holes in the early universe.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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