New Image of the Early Universe
Light emitted by the early universe has been detected with the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), and from what Astronomers can tell, the intensity is two to three times what they were expecting. The Astronomers used a collection of instruments which view Infrared light, a spectrum invisible to conventional optical telescopes. After they removed the light from visible stars, they were left with the background glow of cosmic radiation that helped them uncover the shape and structure of the universe over 8 billion years ago.
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