Light's Debut: Good Morning, Starshine! | Science News

ADVERTISEMENT

MISSION CRITICAL

Support credible science journalism.

Subscribe to Science News today.


News

Light's Debut: Good Morning, Starshine!

By
7:01pm, August 7, 2001

Astronomers have for the first time detected signs of one of the earliest and least understood eras in the universe, the murky time just before the first stars and quasars flooded the cosmos with light.

The new observations, announced independently by two teams, "are very important because they are beginning to probe the time [just after] the first massive stars and quasars came into being," comments theorist David N. Spergel of Princeton University.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content