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Title: Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe

What was the first thing in the Universe? A black hole or a star? How did it form? Even our biggest and best telescopes cannot tell us. Direct calculation with supercomputers, however, can. The first more »luminous objects in the Universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life. One star at a time, galaxies started to assemble just one hundred million years after the Big Bang, and they are still growing now. Join Dr. Abel in a fascinating journey through the early universe, where he uses the latest computer animations of early star formation, supernovae explosions and the buildup of the first galaxies.« less
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Title: Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe
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Publication Date: 2008-04-29
OSTI Identifier: 1014054
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105390
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 29, 2008
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; BLACK HOLES ; BUILDUP ; COMPUTERS ; EXPLOSIONS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; GALAXIES ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; STARS ; SUPERCOMPUTERS ; SUPERNOVAE ; TELESCOPES ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:21:23
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27