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Astronomers Paint the Big Picture and Fill in the Blanks

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Science  30 Jun 1995:
Vol. 268, Issue 5219, pp. 1849-1850
DOI: 10.1126/science.268.5219.1849

Abstract

Pittsburgh—Most everything in astronomy is big. But the truly outsized features of the universe—vast filaments of galaxies and its great dark voids—were highlighted when 772 researchers gathered here on 11-15 June for the 186th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Talks included a new explanation for the large-scale "tapestry" of the universe and a new glimpse of what may fill its voids.