Thursday, April 12, 2012

STARS: 10,000 vs 1,000,000,000

Astronomers at the VISTA telescope in Chile and the UKIRT telescope in Hawaii have compiled the most detailed image of the cosmos in existence. The first image, a minuscule fraction of the sky, contains 10,000 stars. The second, a long scratch of the heavens, contains approximately 1 Billion. 

cc: Discover Magazine

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