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IN THE NEWS
This discovery may help shed light on what is causing these strange bursts.
IN THE NEWS
This 6-atom, aromatic, ringed molecule provides a vital clue in identifying the source of a faint infrared glow permeating the Milky Way.
Its huge collecting area allows us to see these incredibly small energies that we're trying to study. The types of energies we look at are less than the energy of a single snowflake falling on the earth.
Karen O'Neil, GBO Director