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Audio: Oldest Star Discovered - Universe Today
Let's say you're browsing around the comic book store and happened to notice a perfect copy of Action Comics #1 on the rack mixed in with the current stuff. It's in mint condition, untouched since it was first printed almost 70 years ago. Now imagine the same situation... except with stars. Anna Frebel is a PhD student at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Australian National University. She's working with a team of astronomers who have found the oldest star ever seen - possibly untouched since shortly after the Big Bang.