Brian Greene writes: "Some 14 billion years ago, a violent burst of
antigravity drove space to expand at a blistering rate that
momentarily exceeded the speed of light.
If you're an x-ray mirror, then being thin can help you see better...in space! The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is developing a thinner mirror for a future x-ray telescope called Smart X.
When Warner Brothers animators wanted to include cutting-edge astronomy in a 1952 Bugs Bunny cartoon they set a scene at an observatory that looks like Palomar Observatory in California.
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