Stellar Archaeology — Exploring the Universe with Metal-Poor Stars

  title={Stellar Archaeology — Exploring the Universe with Metal-Poor Stars},
  author={Anna Frebel},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
  • A. Frebel
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Physics
  • Astronomische Nachrichten
The abundance patterns of the most metal-poor stars in the Galactic halo and small dwarf galaxies provide us with a wealth of information about the early Universe. In particular, these old survivors allow us to study the nature of the firs t stars and supernovae, the relevant nucleosynthesis processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the elements, early star- and galaxy formation processes, as well as the assembly process of the stellar halo from dwarf galaxies a long time ago… 

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