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'Oldest Star' Found From Iron Fingerprint

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Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.

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Alan Lambert (91)
Monday February 10, 2014, 12:55 am
A very cool thing...

Pogle S (88)
Monday February 10, 2014, 1:33 am
The Universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence, [including planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy]. ~ Wikipedia ~ The 'Big Bang' occurred around 13.8 billion years ago so this big old star really is ancient!

The Mother of all Mother Stars we could say :-)

PS: You cannot currently send a star to Giana because you have done so within the last day.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:22 am
Amazing, wonderful photos. Thanks for posting

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 10, 2014, 1:50 pm
Interesting, thank you.

Roger G (154)
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:10 pm
noted, thanks

Paul Carter Block (28)
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:47 pm
Sadly, no mention of the star's lithium content. I'm sure they have seen that in the spectrum. Fortunately, it is too far away for Australian PM Abbott to dump a few million tonnes of toxic coal waste on it.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday February 10, 2014, 3:18 pm
Marvellous and breathtaking!

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday February 10, 2014, 6:08 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.

Debra Tate (17)
Monday February 10, 2014, 6:55 pm
Noted, thanks!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:37 pm
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