Category Archives: Astronomy

The ‘Best Map Ever of the Universe’

  The Atlantic: What does the universe look like? It looks, it turns out, a little something like the image above — a map that details what NASA is calling “the oldest light in our universe.” That light, the Cosmic Microwave Background, or … Continue reading

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Preserving Astronomy’s Photographic Legacy

From “In a 2009 paper called ‘Preserving Astronomy’s Photographic Legacy: Current State and Future of North American Astronomical Plates,’ Wayne Osborn, department of physics at Central Michigan University, and Lee Robbins, department of astronomy at the University of Toronto, … Continue reading

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