AS0039, Located in the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy 290,000 Light-Years Away May be the Oldest Star in the Universe

In its earliest days, the universe was just a black void of darkness, and what gave it light was the first stars that formed. These stars in question belong to the category known as Population III stars. Unfortunately, we haven't found any orbs of light from this category... but we may have found a star that incorporated elements from that group — the AS0039.

The AS0039 is a strange star in that it exhibits low levels of metals. If proven to be a remnant of Pop III stars, it could be a clue to help us learn more about the beginning of our universe.

Learn more about this fascinating star over at ScienceAlert.

(Image Credit: NASA/WikiSky via Wikimedia Commons)

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