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News From the Field
Cosmic accounting reveals missing light crisis

July 8, 2014

intergalactic hydrogen in a dimly lit universe The vast reaches of empty space between galaxies are bridged by tendrils of hydrogen and helium, which can be used as a precise "light meter." Now, a team of scientists has found that the light from known populations of galaxies and quasars is not nearly enough to explain observations of intergalactic hydrogen. The difference is a stunning 400 percent. Full Story

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Carnegie Institution of Science

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