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Computational astrophysics study modeled for the first time faint supernovae of metal-free first stars, yielding carbon-enhanced abundance patterns for star formation.

Simulations also showed carbonaceous grains seeding the fragmentation of the gas cloud produced, leading to formation of low-mass ‘giga-metal-poor' stars.

Study investigated formation of first stars and the origin of elements heavier than hydrogen, helium, lithium.

XSEDE allocations on systems Stampede2 of TACC and Comet of SDSC; Georgia Tech PACE Hive cluster aided researchers explorations of carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars.


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