Astronomers Pick Up First Light to Ever Shine in Universe

Astronomers have searched for signs of the earliest stars and found the first light ever to shine in the universe.

The Telegraph reports astronomers used a normal radio antenna placed in the remote Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory located in Western Australia to pick up the signal.

The frequency was especially difficult to find as it’s within the same range as many radio stations and those naturally emitted from the Milky Way. National Science Foundation program director, Dr Peter Kurcynski described the task as “It’s like being in the middle of a hurricane and trying to hear the flap of a hummingbird’s wing.”

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