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Exceedingly cool

30 Apr 2012, 15:56 UTC
Exceedingly cool
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In astronomy, the most interesting things are never the obvious ones. Most often they're small and faint and easy to overlook. The world of the Zooniverse recently highlighted just such an object. Say hello to SDSS J110217.48+411315.4. And show it some respect. It's unfathomably old. In fact J1102, as I'll call it, is possibly the oldest white dwarf star ever discovered. (Read more ...)

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