|ON THE COVER:
Throughout the ages humans have contemplated the
vastness of the cosmos and our place in it. At last, some of its most enduring mysteries
have come within the reach of scientific understanding. Berkeley Lab scientists are making
their mark coaxing out secrets about the age and fate of the universe.
Artwork: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh,
1889. © 1997 The Museum of Modern Art, New York.