Stars That Predate the Universe

Using the Shane Telescope at the Lick Observatory in California, USA, the Center for Astrophysics has discovered a star that is older than the cosmos itself.

January 01, 2022

Using the Shane Telescope at the Lick Observatory in California, USA, the Center for Astrophysics, a collaboration between Harvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, has discovered a star that is older than the cosmos itself.

This star is part of the Extremely Low Mass (ELM) white dwarfs cluster. The mass of ELM white dwarfs is less than a third of that of the sun. If all of the hypotheses and computations about the white dwarfs cluster are right, it would mean that ELM white dwarfs have existed for more than 13.8 billion years, which would mean they existed before the universe!

Did You Know?
White dwarf stars can explode several times and yet survive.

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