New Experiment May Let Astronomers 'See' the First Stars, Galaxies Through the Fog of the Early Universe

Chris K

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Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a method that allows detecting light from the earliest stars by peering through clouds of hydrogen. Astronomers have aimed to detect a signal that would be a thousand times weaker than other radio signals. Here, using a radio telescope to trace the signal would result in distortions in the observation.

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