Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller (left) and team member Professor Mike Bessell (Photo: David Paterson, ANU)
The ANU SkyMapper telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe (Photo: ANU)
A team of astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU) working on a five-year project to produce the first comprehensive digital survey of the southern sky has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe. Just a 6,000 light year astronomical hop, skip and jump from Earth, the ancient star formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
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