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(From Agence France Presse)
The Hubble space telescope has allowed astronomers to see the end of the universe's "Dark Ages," the cosmic era less than a billion years after the Big Bang when the universe consisted of dark matter and hot gas.
Researchers have been able to distinguish light from what they believe are young star-forming galaxies that appear at a transition point for the universe, at a time when it was seven times smaller than it is today, according to work presented Thursday to the American Astronomical Society's annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.
"With the Hubble …