Dusty Universe is a Mystery - Universe Today
The early Universe was much dustier than astronomers were expecting, according to new data gathered by the Spitzer Space Telescope. This leads to the question, how did it get so dusty so early? Regular stars take billions of years before they star giving off large amounts of dust. But massive stars can form quickly and then explode as supernovae within 10 million years. The problem is that these explosions produce enormous amounts of hot dust, but very little cold dust, which is the kind found in the early Universe. So, the mystery continues.