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Dusting for fingerprints of the first stars in the universe


February 28, 2018

After 12 years of experimental effort, a team of scientists, led by Arizona State University astronomer Judd Bowman, has detected the fingerprints of the earliest stars in the universe. Using radio signals, the detection provides the first evidence of the oldest ancestors in our cosmic family tree, born by a mere 180 million years after the universe began.Full Story

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