Hubble beaten to sight of most distant stars

Hecht, Jeff
June 1991
New Scientist;6/15/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1773, p22
Reports on the work of Robert McClure of the Dominion Astronomical Society in Victoria, Australia, and his announcement that thousands of stars in the NGC 4571 galaxy had been resolved. Use of computer controlled optics and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea; Skepticism of some astronomers regarding this method of determining the age of the Universe; The Virgo Cluster; Original plans to make measurements with the Hubble Space Telescope.


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