Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe

Artist’s rendering of the universe's first, massive stars.For additional information on this breakthrough, NSF has produced the video "The birth of the first stars."
For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang.
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