|Observation data Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0|
Why is Methuselah star so old?
It was certainly clear that Methuselah (opens in new tab) — named in reference to a biblical patriarch who is said to have died aged 969, making him the longest lived of all the figures in the Bible — was old, since the metal-poor subgiant is predominantly made of hydrogen and helium and contains very little iron.
Are there things older than the universe?
According to our current understanding, time as we know it began with the Big Bang. Physics does not have a concept of before the Big Bang, because there is no way to measure such a thing. Yet, there are objects in the sky which appear to be older than the universe itself.
What is the older star?
Since HD 140283 is a Population II star, it is older. In fact, it is the oldest star with a well-determined age. Because of this, astronomers colloquially call the star “the Methuselah star.” Initial estimates of its age were in excess of 14 billion years.
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