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Astronomers Discover What Could Be One of The Oldest Stars in The Known Universe – ScienceAlert

A red giant star 16,000 light-years away appears to be a bona fide member of just the second generation of stars in the Universe.

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A red giant star 16,000 light-years away appears to be a bona fide member of just the second generation of stars in the Universe.
According to an analysis of its chemical abundances, it seems to contain elements produced in the life and death of just a single first-generation star. Therefore, with its help, we might even find the first generation of stars ever born – none of which have yet been discovered.
Additionally, the researchers performed their analysis using photometry, a technique that…

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