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ISSUE 18 - September 2015

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Using Content Distribution Networks for Astronomy Outreach (page 22)
Mathias Jäger, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Mathias André

Content distribution network, data exchange, sharing outreach materials, video streaming speeds.


Thousands of people from all over the world search the internet on a daily basis for the newest discoveries in astronomy: be it in the form of press releases, high resolution images, videos or even planetarium fulldome content. The growing amount of data available, combined with the increasing number of media files and users distributed across the globe, leads to a significant decrease in speed for those users located furthest from the server delivering the content. One solution for bringing astronomical content to users faster is to use a content delivery network.