News FocusAMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING

Cosmic Expansion, Poco Adagio

Science  15 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5400, pp. 319-320
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5400.319c

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AUSTIN, TEXAS-- Thales, the ancient Greek astronomer, is said to have fallen down a well while gazing at the stars and not paying attention to his surroundings. Attendees at the American Astronomical Society meeting, held here from 4 to 9 January, could hardly be accused of the same fault, as they issued dozens of press releases and gave a string of press conferences. Although some results were oversold, some could be for the ages.

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