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June 7, 1993 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1993-14

STScI Preparing a Desktop Universe For Astronomers

An American Astronomical Society Meeting Release

June 7, 1993: Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland report that their ambitious program to make a digitized survey of the entire sky available to astronomers around the world will debut by the end of this year. At that time, STScI plans to have the survey of the southern sky digitally compressed and stored on a set of 60 CD-ROMs (compact disk read-only memory) which is a widely used computer media.

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