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What lit up the universe?
August 27, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New research from the University College London (UCL) shows scientists will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. The study, published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters by UCL cosmologists Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris, together with collaborators at Princeton and Barcelona universities, shows how astronomical surveys will reveal what lit up the cosmos.Full Story
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