‘BIG BANG’ STAR FOUND

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

What ap­pears to be one of the old­est stars in the Uni­verse, made up al­most en­tirely of ma­te­rial pro­duced in the Big Bang, has been dis­cov­ered. Part of a bi­nary sys­tem, the star is about 13.5 bil­lion years old and in the same re­gion of the Milky Way as the Sun. “This star is maybe one in ten mil­lion,” says Kevin Sch­lauf­man, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity. “It tells us some­thing very im­por­tant about the first gen­er­a­tions of stars.”

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