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The intergalactic medium unveiled: Caltech's Cosmic Web Imager

April 29, 2014

comparison of Lyman alpha blob Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium--the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe--with the Cosmic Web Imager, an instrument designed and built at Caltech. Full Story

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