• Question: What is the oldest star(s) that you have come across?

    Asked by Woody to Stephen on 12 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Stephen Wilkins

      Stephen Wilkins answered on 12 Mar 2018:

      I’ve found galaxies that we’re seeing when the Universe was only a few hundred million years old (~5% of its current age). There are stars in the Milky Way which have been around for roughly the same amount of time.