The Mystery of the Cosmic Diffuse Ultraviolet Background Radiation

@inproceedings{Henry2014TheMO,
  title={The Mystery of the Cosmic Diffuse Ultraviolet Background Radiation},
  author={Richard Conn Henry and Jayant Murthy and James Overduin and Joshua Tyler},
  year={2014}
}
The diffuse cosmic background radiation in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer far-ultraviolet (FUV, 1300–1700 Å) is deduced to originate only partially in the dust-scattered radiation of FUV-emitting stars: the source of a substantial fraction of the FUV background radiation remains a mystery. The radiation is remarkably uniform at both far northern and far southern Galactic latitudes and increases toward lower Galactic latitudes at all Galactic longitudes. We examine speculation that this might be… CONTINUE READING