Revamping the size of the universe

Excerpt from the May 30, 1964, issue of Science News Letter

By Science News Staff, 00:19 AM May 15, 2014

SIZE OF UNIVERSE STUDIED — The universe is much bigger than scientists thought as little as 15 years ago, Dr. Ira S. Bowen, director of Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, said. It is billions of light years in size as seen from the earth, exactly how big even astronomers can not yet say. The amount of space and matter the world’s largest telescope, the giant 200-inch atop Mt. Palomar, can see is so great that how the universe is put together should soon be known…. Before the 200-inch went ...

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