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Episode 5: Stellar Archaeology

The oldest stars in the Milky Way are 13 billion years old and still shining today. They are used to study the early universe because their chemical composition tells about the gas from which they formed a long time ago. This is called stellar archaeology.

Associated Book Chapter from Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe

  • Chapter 1: What Is Stellar Archaeology?

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