14 September 2007
Vol 317, Issue 5844

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COVER Supercomputer simulation of the filamentary environment in which the very first stars formed, 100 million years after the Big Bang. The filaments, about 9000 light-years in length, are characteristic of a model universe in which the dark matter consists of fast-moving elementary particles. See page 1527. Image: Liang Gao and Tom Theuns, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University