first stars

Ancient Stars Could Make Elements With More Than 260 Nucleons

Elements heavier than iron, like gold or platinum, were created when massive stars died or through colliding neutron stars. Some…

2 months ago

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 years 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 years ago

An Extreme Simulation of the Universe’s First Stars

An international team of astronomers has conducted an extreme simulation that modeled what the formation of the first stars looked…

3 years ago

The First Stars Formed Very Quickly

Based on a new study, it is possible that the first stars in our Universe formed about 1 billion years…

4 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.…

5 years ago

When Was the First Light in the Universe?

When was the first time that the Universe cooled down enough that light could finally move around?

7 years ago

Spitzer Captures Ancient Fireworks of First Objects in the Universe

[/caption] The Spitzer Space Telescope has looked back in time to see what scientists called the “faint, lumpy glow” given…

12 years ago