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How to Find a Galaxy

Knowing the addresses of a thousand galaxies yielded a remarkable picture of our universe.
Publish Date: Topic: Physics + MathPhysics & MathNova
By Ari Daniel

Margaret Geller set to work on a simple question that would yield a stunning answer—how are the galaxies in our universe distributed? She and her colleagues wound up discovering the largest patterns in nature, on a scale of hundreds of millions of light years. And the result tests the theory of how structure forms in the universe.

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