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Timothy Beers, Physics & Astronomy
Clement Burns, Physics
John Tanis, Physics
There exist stars formed in ages primordial before the heavy metals such as iron existed. These low metal abundance stars, which may be found throughout the galaxy, could be valuable windows to the deep past of the universe, providing insights into cosmology, galaxy formation, and stellar evolution. The study of low metal abundance stars could provide key clues to solving mysteries regarding the formation and evolution of the galaxy and its stellar populations.
Shefler, Thomas Michael, "The Search for Low Metal Abundance Stars: A New Calibration" (1997). Honors Theses. 297.
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