When did the first stars begin to shine?

When did the first stars begin to shine?
  • Pallab Ghosh
  • Science Correspondent, BBC News

Image source, Ralph Kayler / Tom Abel


This simulation of what an early star will look like is based on astronomical data. Many of them were larger than our sun and relatively short-lived.

When the first stars began to shine, astronomers discovered.

They confirm that this period, known as the “Cosmic Dawn”, occurred 250 to 350 million years after the Big Bang.

These results suggest that the first galaxies will be brighter NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, Will be released later this year.

The study was published in the journal Science Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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