Tiny Old Star Has Huge Impact

The new discovery is only 14% the size of the Sun and is the new record holder for the star with the smallest complement of heavy elements. It has about the same heavy element proportion as Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system.

Credit:

Kevin Schlaufman

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Release date:Nov. 1, 2018
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Category:Stars

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