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Watch the early universe evolve in this animation | Science News

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The universe was a cold, dark place 10 million years after the Big Bang. Hydrogen gas began to clump together 100 million years later, forming dense regions (white) that gave birth to the first stars and galaxies, as seen in this animation from a new simulation of the early universe. Light radiating from the stars (blue) heated the gas around the galaxies as matter collected in a weblike arrangement. The pink bursts are high-temperature regions that appeared as some stars exploded. The galaxies and stars we see today lie along the filaments that resulted from the complicated interplay between matter and starlight as the universe evolved.

Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/ar....ticle/universe-evolu

Video: P. Ocvirk/Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Paul Shapiro/The University of Texas at Austin/The Cosmic Dawn & CLUES Collaborations, Summit/Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

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