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Hubble Finds Birth Certificate of Oldest Known Star

7 Mar 2013, 19:00 UTC
Hubble Finds Birth Certificate of Oldest Known Star

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You can't be older than your parents. But there is a nearby star that at
first glance looks like it is older than the universe! Hubble Space
Telescope astronomers are coming to grips with this paradox by
improving the precision of the observations used to estimate the age of
this "Methuselah star."

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