Researchers have found another ancient star lurking in the Milky Way, which likely formed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. A red giant star named SMSS J160540.18–144323.1 is around 35,000 light-years away and has iron levels 1.5 million times lower than that of the Sun. This indicates that this star probably belongs to the second generation of stars after the Universe burst into existence 13.8 billion years ago. Researchers believe that further investigations could help to yield more information about such mysterious stars.
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