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First Results From Penn's Balloon-borne Telescope BLAST

April 9, 2009

BLAST team prepares for launch The study, published in the current issue of Nature, reveals that the Far Infrared Background, or FIRB, originates from individual galaxies some 7 to 10 billion light years away. Full Story

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