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Finding the ashes of the first stars
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- Title Finding the ashes of the first stars
- Released 29/04/2003 3:25 pm
- Copyright ESA and Wolfram Freudling (Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility/European Southern Observatory, Germany)
Artist’s impression of a quasar located in a primeval galaxy (or protogalaxy) a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to discover substantial amount of iron in three such quasars. This is the first time that anyone has found elements believed to have been created exclusively by the first generation of stars.