Supernovae Spark Star Formation (IMAGE) W. M. Keck Observatory Caption Artistic image of the supernova explosions of the first massive stars that formed in the milky way. The star j0815+4729 was formed from the material ejected by these first supernovae. Credit Credit: Gabriel Pérez, SMM (IAC) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.