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First Stars


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new study suggests the first stars that formed soon after the Big Bang were not only huge, but probably also fast-spinners.

The findings published in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature shed light on stellar evolution.

A team led by the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam in Germany reanalyzed data on a 12-billion-year-old star cluster that suggests earlier generations were massive and spun much faster.

Scientists say if the first stars were indeed fast rotating, this increases the chance that they would be able to detect them with modern-day telescopes.

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