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A star as old as the Universe found in Milky Way
Apr 30th, 2011 at 10:40pm
 
I saw a link to this article in the news recently.......
A Star as Old as the Universe Found in Milky Way -- A Galactic Mystery
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"This star likely is almost as old as the universe itself."

Anna Frebel, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Astronomers have discovered a relic from the early universe -- a star that may have been among the second generation of stars to form after the Big Bang. Located in the dwarf galaxy Sculptor some 290,000 light-years away, the star has a remarkably similar chemical make-up to the Milky Way's oldest stars. Its presence supports the theory that our galaxy underwent a "cannibal" phase, growing to its current size by swallowing dwarf galaxies and other galactic building blocks.
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