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Near-field cosmology with extremely metal-poor stars

Norris, John; Frebel, Anna

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The oldest, most metal-poor stars in the Galactic halo and satellite dwarf galaxies present an opportunity to explore the chemical and physical conditions of the earliest star-forming environments in the Universe. We review the fields of stellar archaeology and dwarf galaxy archaeology by examining the chemical abundance measurements of various elements in extremely metal-poor stars. Focus on the carbon-rich and carbon-normal halo star populations illustrates how these provide insight into the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98509
Source: Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-astro-082214-122423

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