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A modest but universal map of the nearby cosmos proves its power
With little fanfare, astronomers have developed a detailed map of the local universe that includes galaxies from virtually every part of the sky.
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University of California, Berkeley
Department of Astronomy
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411
Carlos S. Frenk
University of Durham
Department of Physics
Durham DH1 3LE
Richard G. McMahon
University of Cambridge
Institute of Astronomy
Cambridge CB3 0HA
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 6, February 6, 1999, p. 92. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.