Science in a Minute 110818 Astronomers Discover Ancient Low-Metal Star in Milky Way

November 08, 2018 08:15 AM
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A trio of astronomers has discovered a tiny star that could be one of the oldest stars in the universe. At 13.5 billion years old, this low-mass star's body is mostly made up of just the elements created by the Big Bang only 300 million years earlier.