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Chilean Observatory Reaches for the Stars

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October 29, 2012
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Stunning new images of the Milky Way, recently released by the European Southern Observatory, have excited astronomers and amateur star gazers around the world. But they are merely the latest of many ground-breaking observations recorded at the facility since it was established fifty years ago.


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Scientists: Evidence of Big Bang's Beginning

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