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"A COMPLETE Search for New Suns" was captured as part of the 2003 Harvard College Fund Assembly.
Alyssa A. Goodman, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution, describes her path-breaking research as Principal Investigator of the COMPLETE project. COMPLETE, or the COrdinated Molecular Probe Line Extinction Thermal Emission survey, is a collaboration among twelve researchers in five countries aimed at fully mapping nearly 1,000 square lights years of star-forming material in the Milky Way galaxy. Initiated in 2001, the survey uses ground- and space- based radio, infrared, and optical telescopes to study the motions and distribution of material destined to form new stars and planetary systems.

This program features 45 minutes of video, 43 slides, a glossary, as well as an audience question and answer session with Professor Goodman.

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