View Full Version : Astronomers Find New Way to Measure Cosmic Distances

2009-Jun-08, 10:50 PM
Using a rare type of giant Cepheid variable stars as cosmic milemarkers, astronomers have found a way to measure distances to objects three times farther away in space than previously possible. Classical Cepheids are stars that pulse in brightness and have long been used as reference points for measuring distances in the nearby Universe. [...]

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