Caltech rocket experiment finds surprising cosmic light

November 6, 2014 7:04 PM

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Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers at Caltech and their colleagues have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced by known galaxies in the universe.

The researchers, including Caltech Professor of Physics Jamie Bock and Caltech Senior Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Zemcov, say that the best explanation is that the cosmic light--described in a paper published November 7 in the journal Science--originates from stars that were stripped away from their...

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