Oldest stars in universe are actually a lot younger than we thought

Astronomers believe the oldest starts in our universe were actually born 100 million years later than was previously thought.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has used findings from the Planck satellite, which has taken measurements of the cosmic microwave background - light left over from the Big Bang - to reach its calculation.

While these 100 million years may seem negligible compared to the universe's age of almost 14 billion years, they make a significant difference when it comes to the formation of the first stars.

  • Marco Bersanelli, ESA
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