Astronomers Detect Earliest Starlight in Universe
A team of scientists has reportedly discovered signals from stars that formed just 180 million years after the Big Bang, which happened 13.8 billion years ago. Capping a 12-year effort in a remote Australian desert, researchers detected radiation from hydrogen atoms created in the universe’s earliest days. But the signal was much stronger than expected and astronomers think dark matter may be the cause — which would be the first evidence of dark matter being tangible. The scientists will now try to replicate the results with bigger radio telescopes in South Africa.