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MIT Physics News Spotlight: Frebel named rising star by Astronomy Magazine

around the oldest stars in the universe,” she says. “I use these stars to unravel the details of the cosmic evolution of the chemical elements.” Frebel has been setting records…

Researchers identify one of the earliest stars in the universe

…to a second generation of stars that telescopes can still pick out today. Scientists have thought that the first stars in the universe burst with tremendous energy, spewing out the…

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

detector; and some 70 ground- and space-based observatories. Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars known to exist and are formed when massive stars explode in supernovas. As these neutron…

3 Questions: Anna Frebel on searching for the oldest stars

the sky for distant light from ancient stars. In a new book published this month, “Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe,” Frebel chronicles the often-sleepless…

Why isn’t the universe as bright as it should be?

reheat the surroundings, preventing many stars from forming — an effect the team terms “precipitation-driven feedback.” “Some stars will form, but before it gets too out of hand, the black…

Anna Frebel is searching the stars for clues to the universe’s origins

…still be found in some pockets of the universe, and possibly even in our own Milky Way. Frebel set out to find these oldest stars, also known as “metal-poor” stars….

TESS readies for takeoff

…will spend two years scanning nearly the entire sky — a field of view that can encompass more than 20 million stars. Scientists expect that thousands of these stars will…

A “wimpy” dwarf fossil galaxy reveals new facts about early universe

…to the chemical composition of early stars, any search for clues among stars closer to us in the Milky Way can be problematic; most such stars have had “a very…

Looking for first light

fusion within stars. But what exactly created the first stars, and when did that happen? This question of stellar origin is the focus of Robert Simcoe, an associate professor of…