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CU researcher leads lunar observation project: Satellite will help the study of the universe’s “dark ages”

Oct. 1, 2018

From the Daily Camera: University of Colorado researchers are planning to put a satellite in orbit around the moon to observe what they call the universe’s “dark ages” — an era just 15 million to 30 million years after the Big Bang, before the first stars illuminated the cosmic dawn...

Timeline of the Universe

Dark side of the moon holds clues to early universe

Sept. 25, 2018

From CU Boulder Today: The far side of the moon could give CU Boulder researchers an unprecedented look back at the early “dark ages” of the universe before the first stars had begun to flare into existence. NASA recently picked the Dark Ages Polarimetry Pathfinder (DAPPER) as one of nine...

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Filling in the Missing History of the Universe

April 19, 2017

From Popular Mechanics: From probing the Dark Ages of the universe to building a telescope on the moon, pinpointing the light of the first star will be no easy task. Jack Burns is interested in the Dark Ages of the universe. His primary research team—consisting of 22 scientists from CU,...