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Oldest stars ever seen give clue to the end of Big Bang dark age

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 17 May 18

Stars that shone just 250 million years after the universe began take astronomy closer to its Holy Grail. Richard A Lovett reports.

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

BBC News - Thu 17 May 18

The very first stars to shine in the Universe left a tell-tale trace in a far-distant galaxy.

Most distant breath of oxygen dates back to the Cosmic Dawn

Gizmag - Thu 17 May 18

For the first few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the universe was a very cold, dark place. Basic elements like oxygen, carbon and nitrogen weren't very common until the first ...

Researchers Close In On Birthdate of First Stars

Discover Magazine - Wed 16 May 18

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is not your standard, run-of-the-mill telescope. Instead, ALMA, which is located in the high-and-dry Atacama Desert of northern Chile, ...

Some of the universe’s first stars have actually been seen

Newscientist - Wed 16 May 18

Using four of the world’s most powerful telescopes, we’ve spotted stars from just 250 million years after the big bang in a galaxy billions of light years away

Scientists see surprise oxygen signal deep in the universe, suggesting stars formed far earlier than we realised

The Independent - Wed 16 May 18

'We are getting closer to directly witnessing the birth of starlight'

Astronomers find evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang

Phys.org - Wed 16 May 18

Not long after the Big Bang, the first generations of stars began altering the chemical make-up of primitive galaxies, slowly enriching the interstellar medium with basic elements such as oxygen, ...

Astronomers Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang, Laboratory Equipment - Thu 17 May 18

The first stars may have formed much earlier than scientists thought

Engadget - 23 hours ago

After the Big Bang occurred, there was no oxygen in the early universe. Stars had to be born before oxygen could be created by fusion processes. When these stars died, the oxygen was ...

Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe

Reuters - Wed 16 May 18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After detecting a whiff of oxygen, astronomers have determined that stars in a faraway galaxy formed 250 million years after the Big Bang -- a rather short time in cosmic ...

Discovery of distant galaxy opens door to 'uncharted period of cosmic history'

Daily Mail - Wed 16 May 18

Stars in a galaxy far, far away formed just 250 million years after the birth of the universe – earlier than any others known, British-led astronomers have found.

A galaxy far, far away holds oldest oxygen ever seen

Chemistry World - Wed 16 May 18

Oxygen discovered 13 billion light years away hints at earliest star formation after big bang

In a distant galaxy, scientists find oldest oxygen in universe and stars from edge of cosmic dawn

L.A. Times - Wed 16 May 18

In a distant galaxy more than 13 billion light-years from Earth, astronomers have discovered traces of the oldest known oxygen in the universe, as well as evidence that ancient stars “turned ...

Stars Formed Only 250 Million Years After the Big Bang, a Step Closer to Cosmic Dawn

SPACE.com - Wed 16 May 18

Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang, according to new observations.

The first stars formed when the universe was less than 2% its current age

Astronomy.com - Wed 16 May 18

Astronomers have detected a 13.3-billion-year-old oxygen signal, which suggests the first stars began forming just 250 million years after the Big Bang.

ALMA finds most-distant oxygen in the universe

SpaceDaily - Thu 17 May 18

Charlottesville VA (SPX) May 17, 2018 Not long after the Big Bang, the first generations of stars began altering the chemical make-up of primitive galaxies, slowly enriching the interstellar ...

ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe, Newswise - Wed 16 May 18

Evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang

ScienceDaily - Wed 16 May 18

Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy ...