News tagged with early universe

First stars in universe were not alone

The first stars in the universe were not as solitary as previously thought. In fact, they could have formed alongside numerous companions when the gas disks that surrounded them broke up during formation, ...

dateFeb 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Image: The Early Cosmos

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stars are forming in Henize 2-10, a dwarf starburst galaxy located about 30 million light years from Earth, at a prodigious rate, giving the star clusters in this galaxy their blue appearance.

dateJan 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Astronomers identify most distant galaxy cluster

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy cluster ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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The rate of star formation

(PhysOrg.com) -- New stars continue to appear in the night sky, as the gas and dust in giant interstellar clouds gradually coalesces under the influence of gravity until nuclear burning begins.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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Missing Milky Way dark matter

Although dark matter is inherently difficult to observe, an understanding of its properties (even if not its nature) allows astronomers to predict where its effects should be felt. The current understanding ...

dateNov 09, 2010 in Astronomy
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