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January 3, 2020

Universe's first massive, blue stars embedded in gaseous filaments

Artist's rendering showing the universe's first massive, blue stars embedded in gaseous filaments, with the cosmic microwave background just visible at the edges.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants AST 0905990, AST 1207761 and AST 1609450.]

Learn more in the NSF News Release Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe. (Date of image: 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 3, 2020)

Credit: Nicolle R. Fuller/National Science Foundation

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