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A smoother end to the dark ages

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Independent lines of evidence suggest that the first stars, which ended the cosmic dark ages, came in pairs rather than singly. This could change the prevailing view that the early Universe had a Swiss-cheese-like appearance.

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Haiman, Z. A smoother end to the dark ages. Nature 472, 47–48 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/472047a

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