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Scientists Discover Outer Space Isn’t Pitch-Black After All – WUSF News

Scientists have used a NASA probe way out in space, beyond Pluto, to measure visible light that’s not connected to any known source such as stars or galaxies.



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Look up at the night sky and, if you’re away from city lights, you’ll see stars. The space between those bright points of light is, of course, filled with inky blackness.
Some astronomers have wondered about that all that dark space–about how dark it really is.
“Is space truly black?” says
Tod Lauer, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona. He says if you could look at the night sky without stars, galaxies, and everything else known to give off visible light, “does…

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