Science: Starry-Eyed

One of the scientific highlights of any year is the Carnegie Institution's annual report on the projects it has underwritten in fields ranging from physics to plant biology. Most eye-popping items in the 1960 report, which was released last week, were the major astronomical findings made by the institution at Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories in California. Among the notable discoveries and newfound mysteries!

¶ A picture of the "edge" of the known universe: two apparently colliding galaxies 6 billion light-years away. The most distant impression ever received by man revealed that the giant clusters of galaxies, at least as large as...

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