The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation tells us so much about the Universe. After that era, the Universe went dark. Then, as gas pulled together into the first stars and eventually galaxies, light returned, beginning the Age of Reionization.

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241st AAS Meeting (AAS)


Hubble Space Telescope

What is the Cosmic Microwave Background? (Universe Today)

Epoch of Reionisation (MWA Telescope)

What Is the Big Bang? (NASA Space Place)

What are photons? (Live Science)

How the Cosmic Dark Ages Snuffed Out All Light (Quanta Magazine)

Energy Levels of Electrons (SDSS)

Ionization (Energy Education)

Population III stars: The Universe’s ultimate reclusive pop stars (KIPAC)

Dwarf Galaxy (ESA/Hubble)

The Pillars of Creation (NASA)

Spitzer Space Telescope views cosmic bubbles in infrared (BBC Sky at Night)

Messier 42 (The Orion Nebula) (NASA)

Quasar (ESA/Hubble)

What is ‘red shift’? (ESA)

What is Gravitational Lensing? (CFHTLens)

Quasars, the Lyman Alpha Forest, and the Reionization of the Universe (Astrobites)

Lyman-alpha_line (ChemEurope)

Astrophysical Classics: Neutral Hydrogen in the Universe, Part 2 (Astrobites)

Peter Gunn (TV Series 1958–1961) (IMdB)

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