In the Museum: Centuries of Upward Gazes
- By Eric Adams
- Air & Space magazine, January 2002
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And as our observational capabilities expand, DeVorkin says, so does our ability to predict what types of instruments we'll need in the future. "The majority of the Universe that we're in is something we can't see yet," he explains. "The dark universe—the matter that is not visible but which might be critical to the mechanics of the universe—is our next great unknown, and that's one of the places our next generation of instruments will be going." Thus, the final component of the exhibit is a section devoted to up-to-the-minute discoveries, as posted on a variety of continually updated bulletin boards. "I really think this is going to be a fun exhibit to maintain over the years," DeVorkin says.