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Star Shows Its Age

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) have accurately dated a star that formed at the dawn of time – a mere 500 million years after the Big Bang. The “fossil” star, known as HE 1523-0901, was found to be 13.2 billion years old, not very far from the 13.7 billion […]

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