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X-rays Hit the Spot for Astrophysicists

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Science  08 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5498, pp. 1884-1885
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5498.1884

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HONOLULU-- About 500 astronomers flocked to Waikiki Beach from 6 to 10 November for a meeting of the American Astronomical Society's High-Energy Astrophysics Division. Looking splendid in their complimentary aloha shirts, speakers told tales of intense radiation from deep space, including x-rays from baby stars and from quasars, which could help refine estimates of how quickly the universe is expanding.