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April 29, 2018
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A century of cepheids: Two astronomers, a hundred years apart, use stars to measure the universe

National Harbor, MD—How far away is that galaxy?  Our entire understanding of the Universe is based on knowing the distances to other galaxies, yet this seemingly-simple question turns out to be fiendishly difficult to answer. The best answer came more … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
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New Opportunities for Crystal Growth

Berkeley Lab Facility Provides Unique Capabilities for the Synthesis of New Crystals and Materials Talk with material scientist Edith Bourret-Courchesne about what it takes to grow and develop useful crystals and a word you will hear repeated often is “patience.” … Continue reading

May 26, 2011
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Just Four Percent of Galaxies Have Neighbors Like the Milky Way

*Our home galaxy belongs to a rare subset among the billions that populate the cosmos* How unique is the Milky Way? To find out, a group of researchers led by Stanford University astrophysicist Risa Wechsler compared the Milky Way to … Continue reading