Signals from the First Stars in the Universe

Signal from the First Stars in the Universe

For the first time Scientists detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang with the help of a radio antenna. Astronomers from prestigious institutes made a disclosure with their Experiment to Detect the Global EoR (Epoch of Reionization) Signature (EDGES) project. The head of the investigator on the project Judd Bowman said “Finding this miniscule signal has opened a new window on the early universe”, and added that telescopes could not far enough to directly image such ancient stars, but they had seen when they turned on in radio waves arriving from space. The researchers did their best spending over a year confirming their findings. They changed the position of their radio antenna, used a different one and changed the instruments’ calibrations. This discovery still needs proving. As indicates Judd Bowman, lead author of the first study, “If that idea is confirmed, then we’ve learned something new and fundamental about the mysterious dark matter that makes up 85 percent of the matter in the universe. This would provide the first glimpse of physics beyond the standard model”.
To sum up our article we would like to say with a great pleasure that this discovery will open a new door in our understanding and imagination of where the Life come from. By adding Kurczynski words:
“This discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of how the world we see came into being,” with an antenna not much different than an FM radio’s, and a great deal of care and ingenuity, the researchers saw something not yet detected by interferometers requiring hundreds of antennas, complex data processing and hundreds of observing hours. Indirectly, they have seen farther than even the Hubble Space Telescope to find evidence of the earliest stars”.

Signals from the First Stars in the Universe
Signals from the First Stars in the Universe

Source: www.nsf.gov