Oldest known star appears older than the universe itself

An old star gets a little younger.

Oldest known star appears older than the universe itself

Science Recorder | Kramer Phillips | Friday, March 08, 2013

It's a finding that has astronomers puzzled: the oldest known star appears older than the universe itself. Yes, you read that right. According to a newly released report, an aging star -- dubbed HD 140283 -- lies 190.1 light-years away from Earth and is reportedly 14.5 billion years old. The problem? The calculated age of the universe is about 13... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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