cosmic dawn

Next-Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect the First Stars When They Exploded as Supernovae

The first stars to appear in the universe are no longer with us - they died long ago. But when…

2 months ago

Are the Burned-Out Remnants of the First Stars all Around us?

The first stars to appear in the universe lived fast and died young. Today, none of them likely remain. But…

2 months ago

Cosmic Dawn Holds the Answers to Many of Astronomy’s Greatest Questions

A new study takes a look at what astronomers will be able to see when the Cosmic Dawn becomes observable…

3 months ago

Astronomers are hoping to see the very first stars and galaxies in the Universe

Sometimes it's easy being an astronomer. When your celestial target is something simple and bright, the game can be pretty…

2 years ago

We May Soon Be Able To See the First, Supergiant Stars in the Universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire.…

3 years ago

Astronomers Catch a Galactic Threesome in the Act

An enormous and incredibly luminous distant galaxy has turned out to actually be three galaxies in the process of merging…

8 years ago