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OU astronomer and colleagues identify 12-billion-year-old white dwarf stars

A University of Oklahoma assistant professor and colleagues have identified two white dwarf stars considered the oldest and closest known to man. Astronomers identified these 11- to 12-billion-year-old white dwarf stars only 100 light years away from Earth. These stars are the closest known examples of the oldest stars in the Universe forming soon after the Big Bang, according to the OU research group. read more...

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Source: e! Science News - Wednesday, 11 April, 2012


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