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Astronomy’s multiwavelength revolution paints a more complete picture of the cosmos

Bathed in the painterly light of late afternoon in France’s Loire Valley, an old church casts an orange-tinted glow that streams through a giant, arched window on the ground floor of Blois Castle. One flight up the massive stone staircase, astronomers are convening to talk about a universe of colors—and particles—well beyond this visible tableau.

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