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"Nuisance" Data Lead to Surprising Star-birth Discovery


March 13, 2013

image of the 10-meter South Pole Telescope South Pole Telescope observations show the dust-filled galaxies were bursting with stars much earlier in cosmic history than previously thought. Full Story

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University of Chicago

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