The star, on a thin disk of galaxies, is scheduled for at least 3 billion years before the formation time of our galaxy, estimated at 8 to 10 billion years.
A team led by Professor Kevin Schlaufman, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, published the results of the 2MASSJ18082002-5104378B observations, the oldest star in our galaxy, said.
"This star can be one of the ten million stars," said Dr. Schlaufman. "You are saying very important data about first-generation stars."
The star, one of the twin stars, was very blurry and almost invisible, but to study a much brighter feature.
Researchers believe that the discovery of this star would make it possible to find an elder.
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