Who knew there could be so many Tidbits, 21 June 2010

There is, in fact, more to life than the California vs. NPG battle royale. I know, I'm surprised too.

As always, feel free to drop links I ought to see in comments, or tag them "trogool" on del.icio.us.

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For more illustrations from the article cf. also Roger Sinnot's report http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/95765719.html