Millions of years after the Big Bang, some stars formed. These could have been the first stars that brought light into the universe. These stars formed right after the DARK AGES, which by the way is the time after the Big Bang but before there was any light, where the universe was filled with just dark gas.
Astronomers found very first stars by using a radio telescope out in Western Australia.
Radio telescopes are amazing because of their ability to detect radio waves, which are the longest wavelength known to exist in our universe, meaning it can detect stuff that’s travelled great distances to get to us.
Based on changes detected in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, astronomers were able to create models suggesting that 180 million years after the Big Bang, these first stars formed. This adds to previous research and now we are lead to believe that these first stars were probably Blue stars. Based on the spectral classifications of stars we know that these blue stars are hot, young and short-lived. Its believed that these stars might die naturally by a supernova explosion or a collapse of its core into a black hole.
By using instruments at the Murchison Radio Astronomy Observatory, astronomers picked up dips in the frequency received from the early universe and this represents the moment when stars first formed and began interacting with the matter around them. Not only this leads us to a better understanding of our early universe and its evolutionary stages, But according to the scientists, this could possibly be the work of cold dark matter particles pulling energy away from the hydrogen gas and cooling it down.
Fun Fact The Data Collected From This Research Came From Giant Radio Telescope Antennas That Are Not Much Different Than Those On Your FM Radio.
Now, This is a speculation of course, since we still don’t have confirmation of dark matter existing, but this new information could help. So let’s see what more research there is to come out of this finding because understanding the early universe means getting closer to find the meaning of life.
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