“Starless” –The Cosmos 500 Million Years After Big Bang

 

NASA/WMAP First Stars

 

New results from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early Universe took place sooner than previously thought. A European team of astronomers have found no evidence of the first generation of stars, known as Population III stars, older stars forged from the primordial material that emerged from the Big Bang with a low heavy-element content, found in the Milky Way bulge and halo, and in globular star clusters, as far back as when the Universe was just 500 million years old.

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