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Astronomers have determined that the remnants of isolated population III stars (the first stars to form) can be detected. Though long ago burnt out, such stars leave behind medium sized black holes that act as gravitational lenses. A new technology can uncover such lenses and the lens properties can confirm or deny what the big bang creation model predicts about the universe’s first stars.
Kaiki Taro Inoue and Masashi Chiba, “Direct Mapping of Massive Compact Objects in Extragalactic Dark Halos,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 591 (2003), pp. L83-L86.
RTB articles: Anthropic Principle article in Facts for Faith
RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition
RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition