The Oldest Star
Name: shannon m connolly
Date: 1993 - 1999
How old is the oldest star?
That's an interesting question. From what we know of the
evolution of stars (that is, how they change as they get
older) there seem to be some stars around that are roughly
15 billion years old. However, recent measurements of the
age of the universe suggest that the entire universe is
younger than that (maybe 10 billion years). The answer is
probably somewhere between those two numbers.
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