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Possible observation of Pop III stars...? -NY Times article

  1. Jun 17, 2015 #1
    I thought this might be of interest: NY Times article on evidence of pop III stars.

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    New York Times - June 17, 2015

    Astronomers Report Finding Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos

    By DENNIS OVERBYEJUNE 17, 2015

    Astronomers said on Wednesday that they had discovered a lost generation of monster stars that ushered light into the universe after the Big Bang and that jump-started the creation of the elements needed for planets and life before disappearing forever.

    Modern-day stars like our sun have a healthy mix of heavy elements [...]

    [article continues] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/s...-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2015 #3

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    Earlier thread about the same news item in Cosmology forum
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/nyt-david-sobral-et-al-cr7-popiii-galaxy-article.819483/
    Posted about 4 hours before post#1 here. The thread title is:
    NYT: David Sobral et al "CR7" PopIII galaxy article

    I believe I've identified the journal article that David Overbye's NYT article is based on.
    Yes, I see Websterling came up with the same arXiv link that I did.

    Websterling also has a physicsworld link. So I'll quote post#2 over there in the earlier thread.
     
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