Heavy Elements (image) University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Share Print E-Mail Caption This simulation shows heavy-element-bearing sheets of an exploding star's debris streaming into the center of a cosmic dark matter halo. Upon arriving in the center, the streams will enable the formation of the first low-mass stars, when the universe was still only about 200 million years old. Credit Jeremy Ritter, Milos Milosavljevic, and Volker Bromm, The University of Texas at Austin Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.