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After 10 Years, Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Yesterday, astronomers unveiled the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) ever created. Taking more than 10 years to complete, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) also is notable for e...

After 10 Years, Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Yesterday, astronomers unveiled the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) ever created. Taking more than 10 years to complete, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) also is notable for e...

Galileo Honored by Vatican and American Academy in Rome, on Anniversary

LONDON.-Four hundred years after Galileo Galilei first demonstrated his telescope to scholars on a Roman hilltop, the astronomer condemned by the Catholic Church was celebrated on the same spot with a multimedia art exhibit that, oddly enough, included...

Galileo Honored by Vatican and American Academy in Rome, on Anniversary

LONDON.-Four hundred years after Galileo Galilei first demonstrated his telescope to scholars on a Roman hilltop, the astronomer condemned by the Catholic Church was celebrated on the same spot with a multimedia art exhibit that, oddly enough, included...

Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Says the Sun will Wake Up

CAMBRIDGE, MA.- Sky viewers might get to enjoy some spectacular Northern Lights, or aurorae, tomorrow. After a long slumber, the Sun is waking up. Early Sunday morning, the Sun's surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplan...

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