View Full Version : Light from the First Stars

04-01-2007, 08:12:03
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0701/firstllight_spitzer.jpgWhat were the first stars like? No one is yet sure. Our Sun is not a first-generation star. It is not even second generation. The first stars to appear in the universe likely came and went about 13 billion years ago. However, deep observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light have detected a diffuse glow, possibly from first generation stars hundreds of times more massive than our Sun. The above image shows infrared background light with bright patches that might have originated from clusters of these first objects. Gray areas depict places where nearby foreground stars from our Milky Way Galaxy were digitally removedAPOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070102.html)

Been a while but an interesting subject that may even interest someone as jaded as Funko.

04-01-2007, 08:47:01
I'm always interested in the APOD's, even if I am too lazy to post.

From that link, the 20 full moons and associated video are cool too:


04-01-2007, 12:58:35
Looks like the pizza I ate for lunch yesterday. Color it brown and it will look like the result an hour and a half later. Greasy pizza. YUM!

04-01-2007, 13:13:39
Would anyone like to buy a bottle of certified Light From The First Stars?

Only $25. Limited supply of 500.