Space

Star Formation Down 97 Percent in Universe

Half of stars in the universe formed between 9 and 11 billion years ago

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London: Cosmic GDP crashes! Astronomers have discovered that the rate of formation of new stars in the Universe has drastically reduced to only 1/30th of its peak and that this decline is set to continue. 

In the largest-of-its-kind study ever, scientists carried out the most complete survey ever made of star-forming galaxies at different distances, with around ten times the data of any previous effort.