Astronomers Find A ‘Fossil Cloud’ Uncontaminated Since the Big Bang

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Astronomers Find A ‘Fossil Cloud’ Uncontaminated Since the Big Bang

Post by fred8615 » December 20th, 2018, 1:43 pm

Astronomers have discovered an ancient remnant of the Big Bang with some of the world’s most powerful telescopes. This scrap of pure material from the universe’s beginning could help researchers to better understand how and why different types of stars and galaxies formed in the early universe.

A group of astronomers, led by Fred Robert and Michael Murphy of the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia used telescopes at the W. M. Keck Obervatory in Hawaii to find a cloud of gas left over from the Big Bang lurking far out in the universe. The telescope also found a quasar — an ultra-bright active galactic nucleus emitting lots of energy — lurking behind the cloud.

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