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Argos
2008-Aug-01, 05:47 PM
Sciencemag.org (http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2008/731/2)


We may never know for sure what the first stars in the universe looked like, but a new computer simulation has provided researchers with some initial brush strokes. In tomorrow's issue of Science, an international team reports that they have simulated the birth of a protostar--a nugget that could grow eventually into a supermassive star--starting with the basic ingredients and conditions that existed in the early universe.