Anna Frebel

Sep. 02, 2011

Newly Discovered Star Shouldn’t Exist, Says Theory

The primordial star has a chemistry and mass that don’t square with star formation theory.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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