The Quest for Population III

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  04 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 66-67
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5552.66

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Recent research promises a glimpse of the primordial ancestors of today's stars. Searchlight beacons from the most distant quasars have lit the edges of a key region within which ultraviolet (UV) light from the earliest stars ionized the universe. Other astronomers are using the intense gravity of galaxy clusters as lenses to magnify tiny parts of the universe, exposing shreds of light from the first infant galaxies in the throes of formation.