Discovering the path to discovery
How much do astronomers have left to discover? A little statistics suggests a startling answer: lots.
July 25, 2005
|When the 19th century was drawing to a close, the world of physics looked as if everything was in the bag. Things were so well wrapped up that new discoveries would come, as one scientist put it, only in the 5th and 6th decimal places of quantities already known.|
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