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Paving the way towards the SKA: astronomers detect signal from the first stars

1 Mar 2018, 08:05 UTC
Paving the way towards the SKA: astronomers detect signal from the first stars N.R.Fuller, National Science Foundation

In a paper published in the journal Nature yesterday, a team of US astronomers announced the detection of a signal from the first stars to have emerged in the Universe, about 180 million years after the Big Bang. After the Big Bang, the universe cooled and went dark for millions of years. In the darkness, gravity pulled matter together until stars formed and burst into life, bringing the ‘Cosmic Dawn’.

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