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The Oldest Stars in the Galaxy – Searching for Metal-Poor Stars in the Galactic Bulge

Howes, Louise Margaret

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The nature of the first generations of stars that formed after the Big Bang is one of the major topics in contemporary astrophysics and cosmology. Such stars formed out of gas that was relatively free of elements heavier than helium, during a time before generations of supernovae had polluted the environment. Previous hunts have found many of these ‘old’ stars in the Galactic halo. However, not all parts of the Milky Way evolved at the same rate. Cosmological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-08-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/104573

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