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The Archaeology of the Stars

10/12/2014 Σχολιάστε

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A drawing of the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be set up in the Atacama Desert in Chile and allow an even deeper look into the early universe. Todd Mason/Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

By CURTIS BRAINARD, The New York Times, FEB. 10, 2014

Four years ago, Anna Frebel, a young astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found an ancient star in a neighboring galaxy whose chemical composition proved nearly identical to some unusual stars on the outskirts of our own galaxy, which are older than the Milky Way itself.

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