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January 8, 2002 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-02

Stellar 'Fireworks Finale' Came First in the Young Universe


Video: Rapid Star Formation in the Early Universe

Artist's Concept Running Time: 11 seconds

This artist's concept of star formation in the early universe shows a field of dazzling proto-galaxies brightening as white-hot knots of stars are born within them. According to recent results from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the earliest stars may have formed in a torrential firestorm just a few hundred million years after the big bang.

Credit: Greg Bacon (STScI)

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