AI helps unravel mysteries of first stars

A schematic illustration of this research. Ejecta from the first supernovae (cyan, green, and purple objects surrounded by clouds of ejected material) enrich the primordial hydrogen and helium gas with heavy elements. If the first stars were born as multiple stellar systems, rather than as isolated single stars, elements ejected by different supernovae would be mixed together and incorporated into the next generation of stars (shown in blue in the diagram). The characteristic chemical abundances in such a mechanism are preserved in the atmospheres of long-lived stars. (Courtesy Photo/Kavli IPMU)

Hilo, Hawai‘i – Astronomy seeks to explain the history of the universe — from its beginnings to the formation of our solar system and more. Subaru Telescope continues to lead the way to help find the answers to puzzling astronomical questions through state-of-the-art technologies.