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Vatican Observatory’s Discovery Is Latest in Series of Important Contributions to Astronomy

L’OSSERVATORE ROMANOPope Benedict XVI (l) visits with observatory director Brother Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo on the outskirts of Rome on September 16, 2009.

The discovery of astronomers Father Gabriele Gionti and Father Matteo Galaverni ‘could spark a revolution in our understanding of the early universe.’