An international team of researchers have discovered the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy which could lead to more clues as to how our universe was created. While I am no astronomer or scientist I do appreciate the beauty, wonder and mystery that is the universe and these new discoveries help fuel my interest. Scientists believe these oldest stars could contain more clues to the origins of the universe. The location of the stars suggest they were formed during the first 1-2 billion years of the galaxy.
“These pristine stars are among the oldest surviving stars in the universe, and certainly the oldest stars we have ever seen,” says Howes. “These stars formed before the Milky Way, and the galaxy formed around them.” While it is currently not possible to directly determine the ages of these ancient stars, the researchers say that it could be inferred from data collected by the extended Kepler mission or its successors.
I think it’s safe to say that most of us tech geeks tend to be science geeks as well. Having watched a lot of Star Wars and Star Trek it’s easy to wonder what else is out there and how things came to be. It’s great to have these scientists and astronomers working hard to figure out these things and awesome that technology is giving them the ability to do so. Hit the link below to get even more info from Physics World on this story.
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