News FocusAMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING

Dust Disks and Black Holes Swell the Cosmic Census

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Science  29 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5526, pp. 2426
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5526.2426

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA-- A surprisingly large crowd of 1400 astronomers turned out for the usually quiet springtime meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held here on 3 to 7 June. Apart from the California sun, celestial attractions included a plethora of middleweight black holes and the first discovery of a near twin of our solar system's asteroid belt.