Science: Red in the Outer Darkness

Among reports to the National Academy of Sciences meeting at Madison, Wis. last week:

> Ultraviolet photography is revealing so many more nebulae near the uttermost range of the telescope that astronomers may have to reconsider their theories as to the size of the star-filled universe. Ordinary photographs showed fewer & fewer nebulae out near the 500,000,000 light-year limit of range, and some scientists assumed that this might be the approximate radius beyond which lay infinite emptiness. But Astronomers Albert Edward Whitford and Joel Stebbins of the University of Wisconsin knew that the...

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