In a breakthrough announcement, scientists have confirmed a discovery of helium dating back to the beginning of the universe. The discovery, which confirms the origin of the universe’s first elements, is a significant milestone in the understanding of the evolution of cosmic structures. Scientists from the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) in Australia first proposed the existence of helium some 14 billion years ago, but the ratification of the discovery has been a tough road. After more than a decade of searching, the researchers have finally nailed down the presence of helium in the form of He-2. The helium-2 discovery is a breakthrough for astronomers working on tracing the origin of the universe, since helium is an essential element for forming stars, galaxies and other structures in space. The element also helps in understanding the idea about how the large-scale structures in the universe developed. The helium-2 was discovered in a field of stars and galaxies that are over 11 billion years old, making it the most evolved helium-2 sample yet. “In the far-distant past, this abundance of helium-2 yielded an immense surplus of energy driving the evolution of galaxies and other cosmic structures,” team leader Melanie entertaining said in a statement. The discovery of this helium-2 element is important as it could help solve the mystery behind the unevenness of the universe. While the universe is generally considered to be uniform, the matter and energy within it is constantly in flux. It’s this matter and energy and how it changes over time that makes the universe what it is today. The helium-2 is an important element to understanding this evolution, as well its role in the growth structure of the universe. With the helium-2 discovery, astronomers now have the potential to answer some of the universe’s most pressing questions about structure, matter, and energy. For many years, scientists have sought the answer to the universe’s evolution mystery. With this breakthrough announcement of helium-2 discovery, they are one step closer to understanding the creation of the universe and the development of cosmic structures.