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Tue, 19th Aug 2014

Stardust from beyond the Solar System

The first stars in the Universe turn on at about 400 million years after the Big Bang. (c) NASA/WMAP Science Team.

The first stars in the Universe turn on at about 400 million years after the Big Bang.Back in 1999, Nasa launched a probe called Stardust to fly out into space and return to Earth with interstellar medium, or dust particles that were created in a solar system far away from our own. Now, the first set of papers are being published in the journal Science, revealing what the Stardust probe managed to collect. Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester was one of the authors on the paper, he spoke to Graihagh Jackson about the results...

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