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Scientists in Spain have discovered one of the oldest stars of the Milky Way

Scientists in Spain have discovered one of the oldest stars of the Milky Way

Scientists in Spain have discovered one of the oldest stars of the Milky Way

It is believed that a newly discovered star is one of the oldest stars of the Milky Way.

Scientists from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) in Spain believe that it could have formed about 300 million years after the Big Bang.

IAC researcher Jonay González Hernández said: "The theory predicts that these stars could be formed just after, and using material from, the first supernovas, whose progenitors were the first massive stars in the Galaxy."

The researchers hope that the star, known as J0815 + 4729, which is in line with the Lynx constellation, will help them learn more about the Big Bang, the popular theory of the evolution of the galaxy.

The director of the IAC, Rafael Rebolo, said: "Detecting lithium gives us crucial information related to the Big Bang nucleosynthesis, we are working on a spectrograph of high resolution and wide spectral range to measure (among other things) the detailed chemical composition of the stars with unique properties like J0815 + 4729 ".

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