Baby Giants of the Cosmos

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 35-36
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.35b

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ATLANTA-- Using a supercomputer to model conditions in the early universe, a team of cosmologists has shown that most of the first stars are likely to have been brilliant giants up to 100 times bigger than our sun. These stars began lighting up the cosmos about 50 million years after the big bang, according to research presented at the American Physical Society meeting, held here from 20 to 26 March.