# The elemental abundance pattern in a galaxy at z = 2.626

@article{Prochaska2003TheEA,
title={The elemental abundance pattern in a galaxy at z = 2.626},
author={Jason Xavier Prochaska and J. Christopher Howk and Arthur M. Wolfe},
journal={Nature},
year={2003},
volume={423},
pages={57-59}
}
• Published 30 April 2003
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The discovery of metal-poor stars (where metal is any element more massive than helium) has enabled astronomers to probe the chemical enrichment history of the Milky Way. More recently, element abundances in gas inside high-redshift galaxies has been probed through the absorption lines imprinted on the spectra of background quasars, but these have typically yielded measurements of only a few elements. Furthermore, interpretation of these abundances is complicated by the fact that differential… Expand

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