Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1995-01-10 08:00
PASADENA—Caltech astronomers have counted galaxies to a limit of about 24th magnitude, the faintest ever counted in infrared light. Observing five small patches of sky with the 10-meter telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the scientists found that the numbers of galaxies continued to rise with increasing faintness, a result that agrees well with models in which the universe is "open" and will continue to expand forever.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 1995-01-09 08:00
Caltech astronomer John Carlstrom has received a $500,000 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering to support his research in radio and submillimeter-wave astronomy.