Saturday, August 14, 2021

Formation Of The First Stars

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Cosmos, Astrophysics, Nature of Science, Earth & Space Sciences

Ed Hessler

One of the questions about the early universe is how stars formed. 

Computer simulations of star formation comparing current deep observations into the cosmos will be greatly enhanced when more direct observations of the early universe can be made when the James Webb Space Telescope (NASA) is functional. It is to be launched in November 2021.

This very short clip (43s with a what-time-it-was for each frame in millions of years) packs a lot which is explained in the accompanying text. This appeared in  Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), published June 30, 2021.

It is also a nice story on the nature of science and how it works.

What a deal!

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