We Found the Oldest Stars in the Universe and They’re Not What We Expected

By : Seeker - 4 months ago
After the Big Bang, there was darkness. This is what came next.

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First Light Which Ever Shone in Universe Picked Up By Astronomers in 'Revolutionary' Breakthrough
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/02/28/first-light-ever-shone-universe
“Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’”

Astronomers Glimpse Signposts of Universe’s First Stars
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-glimpse-signposts-of-universe
“A simple signal confirms the existence of stars just 180 million years after the big bang, and reveals new hints about the nature of dark matter.”

Signal From Age of the First Stars Could Shake Up Search for Dark Matter
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/signal-age-first-stars-could-shake-search-dark-matter
“Using radio antennas the size of coffee tables, a small team of astronomers has glimpsed the cosmic dawn, the moment billions of years ago when the universe's first stars began to shine.”

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