Astronomers have measured the distances between galaxies in the universe to an accuracy of just 1%.
This staggeringly precise survey - across six billion light-years - is key to mapping the cosmos and determining the nature of dark energy.
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Prof David SchlegelBOSS principal investigator
"I now know the size of the universe better than the size of my house”
"There are not many things in our daily lives that we know to 1% accuracy," said Prof David Schlegel, a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the principal investigator of BOSS.
"I now know the size of the universe better than I know the size of my house.