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More of astronomy's benefits to society

Astronomy isn’t just about pretty things in space. Research in this field has helped society in countless ways.
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The Denver International Airport roof is made of the same Teflon-coated fiberglass material used in the outer layer of the Apollo astronauts' space suits. Credit: Sox23/Wikimedia Commons
In the May 2012 article “What has astronomy done for you lately,” C. Renée James writes about four awesome technologies that have resulted from astronomical research. But there are many others.

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