Oldest Star In The Universe Discovered
Australian National University astronomers have found the universe’s oldest known star. They say it formed shortly after the Big Bang around 13.7 billion years ago.
"This is the first time that we’ve been able to unambiguously say that we’ve found the chemical fingerprint of a first star," said astronomer Stefan Keller in a university statement.
The discovery, a relatively close 6,000 light years away from Earth, is letting researchers study the chemistry of early stars and giving them a better idea of the universe’s beginning. It was later confirmed using the Magellan telescope in Chile.