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NS: At last we will know how bright the stars really are

Post by bystander » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:37 pm

At last we will know how bright the stars really are
New Scientist Space - 2010 Feb 09
LIGHT is the bedrock of astronomy, so it may come as a surprise that astronomers don't have a very good handle on measurements of brightness. That is set to change, however, as the antiquated brightness scale undergoes a long-overdue upgrade that could help to reveal the true nature of dark energy.