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UF To Become Partner With Spanish Govt. In World’s Largest Telescope

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to its track record in building instruments for advanced telescopes, the University of Florida will become a partner in what will be the world’s largest telescope, a $93 million behemoth under construction in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Newfound Quasar Wins Title: “Most Distant In The Universe”

Published: Feb 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — If Guinness had a Book of Cosmic Records, a newly discovered quasar in the constellation Cetus would certainly deserve prominent mention. Scientific readings show “RD J030117+002025″ easily skates past the previous record holder as one of the earliest known structures ever to form in the universe.