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Ancient blast comes to light

Nature volume 440, pages 154155 (09 March 2006) | Download Citation

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Light from the oldest and farthest stellar explosion yet seen was emitted when the Universe was a mere infant. It provides a close-up view of how and when stars formed, and how they affect the primordial gas around them.

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  1. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is at the Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA. enrico@ias.edu

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