Background Image

First of Missing Primitive Stars Discovered

03/03/2010

First of Missing Primitive Stars Discovered

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Astronomers have discovered a relic from the early universe - a star that may have been among the second generation of stars to form after the Big Bang. Located in the dwarf galaxy Sculptor some 290,000 light-years away, the star has a remarkably similar chemical make-up to the Milky Way's oldest stars. Its presence supports the theory that our galaxy underwent a cannibal phase, growing to its current size by swallowing dwarf galaxies and other galactic building blocks.

    HISTÓRICO