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By Mike Petersen Date 2011-11-09 15:22
An interesting result was seen by the ESO after a GRB passed through some intervening galaxies.  Investigation showed they had a "surprising" amount of heay elements - much more than expected.

Surprising Ingredients of Early Galaxies

These galaxies had a redshift of 3.57, which translates into 1.8BY after the Big Bang. 

I wonder if further GRB examinations will continue this "trend", or if this was an anomaly.
By bangstrom Date 2011-11-10 20:34
If I wanted to bet, my money would be on the trend continuing. I think the Standard Model Big Bang theory has greatly under estimated the size and age of the universe.
By Mike Petersen Date 2011-11-11 04:06
Agreed.

You might want to chime in on the thread:

What I Believe

Fun stuff!
By lyndonashmore Date 2011-11-18 19:06
this is carbon at less than 1 billion years after the BB
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Abundant_Carbon_in_the_Early_Universe_999.html
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By Mike Petersen Date 2011-11-19 00:31
Okay, interesting, but whoever wrote that article needs to go back to school; it's one of the worst written pieces I've seen in some time.  Are there any other links you can provide that provide better reading?  (No offense meant)
By Jade Annand Date 2011-11-21 01:48
How about the preprint?
By Jade Annand Date 2011-11-25 20:59
I remember something about carbon formation at higher-than-expected levels at around 900 Myr, but I thought that particular paper was quite some time ago. Something along the lines of the hypotheses of carbon formation actually requiring on the order of 1 Gyr, which was even more problematic because the galaxy couldn't be even as much as 900 Myr.

Wish I could remember where I saw it...

On the mainstream front, folks are feeling joy at finding primordial low metallicity clouds. Nathan Sanders there has some interesting comments on missing mechanisms for metal dispersion.
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