Researchers Shed Light on Birth of the First Stars

Columbia researchers reveal the simple, key chemical formula enabling the formation of early starsCreated in the first three minutes after the Big Bang, hydrogen and helium gave rise to all other elements in the universe.  Stars made this possible. Through nuclear fusion, stars generated elements such as carbon, oxygen, magnesium and all the other raw materials necessary for making planets and ultimately life. But how did the first stars come to be? It all hinges on hydrogen atoms coming together to form hydrogen molecules. New research from Columbia University sheds light on this process."In order for us to follow the chain of events responsible for how we got here, we need to understand the beginning," says Daniel Wolf Savin, a senior research scientist in Columbia University's Astrophysics Laboratory. The work of Savin and his collaborators is published in, "Experimental Results for H2 Formation from H- and H and Implications for First Star Formation" in the July 2nd edition of the jour

Researchers Shed Light on Birth of the First Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the beginning, there were hydrogen and helium. Created in the first three minutes after the Big Bang, these elements gave rise to all other elements in the universe. The ...

Thu 1 Jul 10 from Phys.org

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Light Shed on Star Birth

Through nuclear fusion, stars generated elements such as carbon, oxygen, magnesium and all the other raw materials necessary for making planets and ultimately life. But how did the first stars ...

Wed 7 Jul 10 from Laboratory Equipment

Researchers Reveal Star Formation Formula

Columbia researchers reveal the simple, key chemical formula enabling the formation of early starsCreated in the first three minutes after the Big Bang, hydrogen and helium gave rise to all ...

Fri 2 Jul 10 from RedOrbit

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