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Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos: The Past Decade, the Next Decade

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Science  04 Jul 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4452, pp. 64-71
DOI: 10.1126/science.209.4452.64


Our perception of the universe has been altered by recent discoveries in astronomy, discoveries of new objects and of new phenomena, coming from a wide range of observing techniques. By 1990 astronomers expect to know more about the distribution of mass in the universe, the physics of energetic sources, and the intricate interconnections of astrophysical processes on a variety of spatial and temporal scales.