The early universe was surrounded by stars 10,000 times the size of our Sun, new research suggests

An illustration showing a twinkling burst of starlight at the center of a turbulent field of bright orange radiation and bright black holes. (Image credit: ESA)

The first stars in the universe may have risen above 10,000 times its mass the sunAbout 1,000 times larger than the largest stars alive today, a new study has found.

Today, the largest stars are 100 solar masses. But the early universe was a much more exotic place, filled with mega-giant stars that lived quickly and died very young, the researchers found.

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