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3-D Galaxy-mapping project enters construction phase

A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies has received formal—approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called DESI (Dark ...

dateAug 09, 2016 in Astronomy
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One year to the 2017 total solar eclipse

One. More. Year. Quick; where will you be this time next year on August 21st, 2017? We're now just one year out this weekend from a fine total solar eclipse gracing the United States from coast to coast. If you think one ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Is Earthly life premature from a cosmic perspective?

The universe is 13.8 billion years old, while our planet formed just 4.5 billion years ago. Some scientists think this time gap means that life on other planets could be billions of years older than ours. However, new theoretical ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Astronomy
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