Astronomers Identify White Dwarf Star As Over 10 Billion Years Old

Astronomers have identified a white dwarf star as being over 10 billion years old.

Britain’s University of Warwick led a study which looked at two unusual white dwarf stars.

Abbigail Elms is the lead author – she says one star had remnants of a planetary system around it:

“We can basically just see by studying these really cool and old white dwarfs what the chemical composition of the galaxy was in the past”.

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