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Our Aging Universe

Light does more than just illuminate. It can also help chart the history of the universe. Astronomers in Hawaii captured this image—made with a combination of wide, deep, and ultra-deep imaging—to study light in the universe going back billions of years. Dimmer areas represent light emitted when the universe was much younger. The

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