Where are we now in astronomy’s Golden Age?
New York Times: ‘GOLDEN AGE’ OF ASTRONOMY PEERS TO EDGE OF UNIVERSE (1984)
SCIENTISTS say a new era in astronomy has dawned in which remarkable discoveries are being made by orbiting observatories that are gathering data from radiations invisible to the human eye.
The record of achievement, moreover, promises to be extended during the next decade as more new observatories, studying the universe from points beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, begin to ”see” into the hidden depths of the electromagnetic spectrum.
How far we’ve come just since then, with our newfound knowledge of a much more precise age for the universe of 13.8 billion years.