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How the First Stars Transformed the Universe

The first stars turned all the neutral hydrogen in the universe back into ions, created a bunch of new elements, and just generally made a mess. But without them, you wouldn’t be here.

Host: Reid Reimers
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Sources:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1011.0727
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/522202/pdf
https://jwst.nasa.gov/firstlight.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-first-stars-in-the-un/
https://home.cern/about/physics/early-universe
http://www.astro.yale.edu/larson/papers/SciAm04.pdf
https://www.haystack.mit.edu/ast/science/epoch/
http://www.astro.yale.edu/larson/papers/Bromm02.pdf
https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.01188
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Images:
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12314
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1444.html
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=10656
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2082.html
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6610
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/images/wide-field-optical-image-of-supernova-1987a.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reionization#/media/File:Reion_diagram.jpg

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