Bo Van Pelt celebrates his hole-in-one during the final round of the Masters on April 8. New research suggests that golfers may be able to improve their games by believing the hole they're aiming for is larger than it really is. Andrew Redington/Getty Images hide caption

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The last lunar eclipse of 2011 as seen from the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles on Dec 10, 2011. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, seen in this artist's rendering, will be built on the peak of the Cerro Pachon mountain in Chile and will survey every patch of the night sky. The data the telescope will collect will allow researchers to "answer fundamentally different questions about the universe," says one astronomer. Todd Mason/LSST Corp. hide caption

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New Telescope To Make 10-Year Time Lapse Of Sky

It will produce what astronomers clamor for: a detailed map of every square inch of the night sky.

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