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Galaxy Mappers Detect Wiggly Cosmic Order

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 188-189
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5515.188b

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- Last week, at meetings on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, astronomers working on the ambitious Two Degree Field galaxy survey announced that they had seen subtle variations in the distribution of matter at different scales. The discovery provides a new method of calculating the amounts of different types of matter in the cosmos shortly after the big bang.