Anaemic star carries the mark of its ancient ancestor

Anaemic star carries the mark of its ancient ancestor

Australian-led astronomers find probably the most iron-poor star in the Galaxy, hinting at the nature of the first stars within the Universe.

A newly discovered ancient star containing a record-low amount of iron carries proof of a course of even older stars, long hypothesised but assumed to own vanished.

In a paper published when you look at the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, researchers led by Dr Thomas Nordlander for the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) confirm the presence of an ultra-metal-poor giant that is red, found in the halo regarding the Milky Way, on the reverse side regarding the Galaxy about 35,000 light-years from Earth. Continue reading “Anaemic star carries the mark of its ancient ancestor”