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Margaret Meixner on-camera: text

Since distances are very difficult to obtain in radioastronomy, we use kinematics [to fill] in this third dimension. For example, if we see gas coming in towards us, we have a sense that this is in the third dimension coming out of the plane of the sky. Where as if we see gas moving away from us at a particular point, we think of it as going into the plane of the sky.

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