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quasars

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Quasars and supernovae and huge mirrors, oh my

Northeast of San Diego, storied Palomar Observatory still beckons scientists with its 200-inch telescope. CNET Road Trip 2012 took a look.

By Jul. 17, 2012

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What the universe looked like 11 billion years ago

Travel back in time with one of the largest 3D maps of our universe ever created.

By May. 4, 2011

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A trip beyond the edge of the observable universe

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman gets a behind-the-scenes look at the most complex planetarium show on Earth, and the complex astrovisualization that has been ten years in the making.

By Jul. 13, 2010

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The biggest thing in the universe is really, really big

A newly discovered galactic structure is so large that it means one of our basic assumptions about the nature of the universe could be wrong.

By Jan. 15, 2013

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Big Blue, Big Bang, big data: Telescope funds computing R&D

IBM is trying to advance the supercomputing state of the art in memory, optical links, and processing with research stemming from a massive radio telescope project.

By Mar. 5, 2013

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NASA has new hopes, challenges with moonshot

The space agency thinks ice on the moon could be the key to an outpost that smoothes the path to Mars. But funding could be a bigger barrier than physics.

By Jul. 17, 2009