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Concealing the Cosmos

29 Mar 2019, 11:00 UTC
Concealing the Cosmos Bruno Gilli/ ESO

When people find out that I am a professional astronomer, they tend to imagine that I spend my days (well, my nights) gazing up at the stars, adjusting telescopes and collecting images of the Universe. As my job as a PhD candidate is to study space, this is a reasonable response. So I am usually met with surprise when I tell people that in fact most astronomers spend very little of their time observing, and that I have never collected data for professional use, on location, myself. Why?

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