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Paper: 100 Million Years after the Big Bang
Volume: 491, Fifty Years of Wide Field Studies in the Southern Hemisphere: Resolved Stellar Populations in the Galactic Bulge and the Magellanic Clouds
Page: 215
Authors: Mould, J.
Abstract: The Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco 4-meter telescope not only has the focal plane size the 4 meters telescope were built for, but also has excellent near infrared response. A DECam Deep Fields program is outlined, which can reach M* galaxies at redshift z∼6 at a wavelength of one micron. What re-ionized the universe, when did globular clusters form, were there very massive stars and how did they end, and how did supermassive black holes emerge a few hundred million years after the Big Bang? These are some of the questions wide field high-z surveys in the infrared will open to observational study.
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