Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:46am -0500

Australian Astronomers Discover Oldest Known Star in the Universe

Australian astronomers announced an astonoshing new discovery this week. A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

The discovery has allowed astronomers for the first time to study the chemistry of the first stars, giving scientists a clearer idea of what the Universe was like in its infancy.

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