View Full Version : Nearby Ancient Star is Almost as Old as the Universe

2013-Feb-23, 05:20 PM
A metal-poor star located merely 190 light-years from the Sun is 14.46+-0.80 billion years old, which implies that the star*is nearly as old as the Universe! *Those results emerged from a new study led by Howard Bond. *Such metal-poor stars are (super) important to astronomers because they set an independent lower limit for the age [...]

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