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This is what some of the earliest stars in the universe might have looked like

Meanwhile in space: moon activity and satellites watching satellite launches .

early stars

An artist's rendering of what the first stars might have looked like in the Universe.

N.R.Fuller, National Science Foundation

A cold start

When we look through telescopes, we can see into the past. Light travels fast, but it still takes a lot of time for light from sources spread across the universe to get to our searching eyes. We’ve spotted black holes from the published this week in , researchers were able to look back even farther than that—180 million years after the —when the very first stars were forming.

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