Birth of the First Star

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First star


The beginning of the universe through Astrophysical Simulation

25min ver.

NHK’s popular program "Cosmic Front" finally comes to the planetariums. This first film features the "First Star” and how it was born in this vast universe and what it looked like, and how it all started with the Big Bang. This new type of planetarium film is based on the most advanced information today about the beginning of the universe with NASA's Corby and WMAP revealing the mysteries of background radiation, a CGI simulation of how the first star was born by Naoki Yoshida of Kavli IPMU, and the inflation theory is explained by Dr. Katsuhiko Sato, director of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, a Nobel Prize candidate in astrophysics.