Space

Star Just 186 Light Years Away is 13.2 Billion Years Old

Age just established for HD 140283, observed for more than a century

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More than a century after it was first observed by astronomers a star has been identified as the oldest yet seen in the universe.

The star is just 186 light years away from Earth and is at least 13.2 billion years old, and quite possibly many millions of years older than that.

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