New Binary Star Found With Powerful Telescope

New Binary Star Found With Powerful Telescope

Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion’s “shoulder”, has been considered by many to be quite a large star, being a red giant. Nearby neighbor Sirius is our best known example of a binary star; two stars orbiting each other in one system, but a star has now been found that is 50 percent larger than Betelgeuse, […]

Importance of Oldest Star Discovery

Importance of Oldest Star Discovery

In Australia, astronomers have discovered something new and extremely important for today’s technology lingering 6,000 light years away in the observable universe. They have discovered the most ancient star acknowledged by science and estimated it to be about 13.6 billion years old which means it would have been formed relatively shortly after the big bang. […]

Astronomers Say They Have Discovered Oldest Known Star in Universe

Astronomers Say They Have Discovered Oldest Known Star in Universe

A group of astronomers from Australia state they have discovered the oldest known star in the universe. It is one which was formed only 200 million years after the Big Bang occurred. Stefan Keller, who is the lead researcher of the team and also works for the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy, explained […]