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Paper: Prospects for Radio Detection of the Epoch of Re-Ionization and the Very First Stars
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 50
Authors: Briggs, F. H.
Abstract: The re-ionization of the intergalactic medium that takes place at redshift greater than 5, when the first stars or active galactic nuclei ignite, may create a distinctive spatial and spectral signature in the radio background. Detection of a global signal might be measured in the near term with current technology and existing telescopes. Measurement of structures associated with the first pockets of ionization around stars requires a new telescope such as a Compact Lofar or SKA.
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