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Searching for the oldest stars

Anna Frebel

Searching for the oldest stars

ancient relics from the early universe

by Anna Frebel

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    Subjects:
  • Age,
  • Formation,
  • Stars

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnna Frebel ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel
    ContributionsHentschel, Ann, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB801 .F74 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27195496M
    ISBN 100691165068
    ISBN 109780691165066
    OCLC/WorldCa928634702

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The age of the oldest known stars approaches the age of the universe, about billion years. These are recognized as among the oldest: Distance descriptor. Cayrel's Star or BPS CS billion years ± 4 billion years.

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These are the oldest, still surviving, objects in our billion years old universe. "Stellar archaeology" identifies these extremely rare relics. Analysis of their chemical composition shows that they contain only trace amounts of heavy elements (e.g.

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