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Exploring the Universe with Photography
By the late 1800s, photography was changing the way astronomers studied the Universe. The telescope had become a high-powered camera that recorded images of objects on photographic plates. These images were more accurate than hand drawings and revealed objects and details far too faint for the eye to detect. Astronomers would soon discover that the Milky Way was only one of countless galaxies, each one a vast swirl of stars.

Exploring the Universe with Photography

Featured Artifacts in this section:

Observing Cage Mt. Wilson 100-inch Telescope
Observing Cage from
100-inch Telescope

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