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Calibrating cosmic mile markers


December 11, 2018

New work from the Carnegie Supernova Project provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances, which has implications for the understanding of how fast the universe is expanding and the role dark energy may play in driving this process. The research was led by Carnegie Institution for Science astronomer Chris Burns. Full Story

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