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Episode 358: How dark is deep space?

Scientists are using NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to measure light that exists beyond the solar system

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Episode 358: How dark is deep space?

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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Scientists are using NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to measure light that exists beyond the solar system. Astronomer Tod Lauer explains much of that light comes from the Sun, but some of it also radiates from distant galaxies.

Tod Lauer spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

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