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A Peek into the Universe's Ancient Past

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dr. Greg Rudnick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, is observing one of the earliest known clusters of galaxies, which is 10 billion light years away. Because of this "trick" of nature, he is getting a snapshot of the universe when it was 10 billion years younger than it is today, or only about 4 billion years after the Big Bang.

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