Star formed close to the big bang

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by HAL9000, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

    Johns Hopkins Scientist Finds Elusive Star with Origins Close to Big Bang

    I didn't know stars could last trillions of years.
  2. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    I’m being pedantic again, but isn’t *everything* made from materials spewed out from the big bang?
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  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    Theoretically. :)
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  4. Signal 11

    Signal 11 also programmed for conversational english

    They mean the elements created in the big bang, i.e. nothing beyond lithium.
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  5. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    HAL9000 you seem to know your onions. Is this real?

    Edit to add a guess not.:facepalm:
  6. 2hats


    Yes, the claim that it is momentarily greater than the total power output of the observable universe is correct, though they understate the power output by ~3 orders of magnitude. See earlier thread here.
    They mean it is a pristine, first generation star formed purely of material arising from primordial nucleosynthesis. All the stars in our neighbourhood also contain heavily reprocessed material from previous generations of stars - our own Sun is most likely a third generation star (judging from its composition).
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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  7. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

    2hats is the expert, I just have google skills
  8. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Oh no sorry HAL9000 You are also the resident expert. I hope I have not caused offence. Your input here is invaluable.

    Big up HAL9000 & 2hats . Thank you both for your input. :thumbs:
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