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Simulation Reveals Very First Stars That Formed In The Universe

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March 25, 1999
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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At a meeting of the American Physical Society today (March 24), astronomers announced they have turned back the hands of time and taken a look at the earliest structures that formed in the universe. "The very first objects to form were low-mass clusters of metal-free stars that condensed in the cores of dark-matter halos," said Mike Norman, a professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois and a researcher at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

ATLANTA -- At a meeting of the American Physical Society today (March 24), astronomers announced they have turned back the hands of time and taken a look at the earliest structures that formed in the universe. "The very first objects to form were low-mass clusters of metal-free stars that condensed in the cores of dark-matter halos," said Mike Norman, a professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois and a researcher at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Norman and his colleagues used numerical cosmology to examine the earliest gravitationally bound astrophysical objects.


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