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New observational data expected over the next 5 to 10 years will clarify the nature and properties of the large-scale structure. Some of these observations are listed below:
The expected observational advances will be of fundamental importance for our understanding of the formation of galaxies and structure in the Universe. Which of the current models will survive, or which new models will be initiated as a result of the new observations, cannot be predicted with assurance at this time.
I am grateful to A. Dekel, J.P. Ostriker, P.J.E. Peebles, H.J. Rood, D. Schramm, and A. Szalay for helpful discussions on the topic of this paper. I also express special gratitude to Ray Soneira for the many stimulating and pleasant discussions we had during our collaboration.