Zooming in on the remarkable star SDSS J102915+172927

This video zoom sequence starts with a wide-field view of the bright constellation of Leo (The Lion) and slowly closes in on what looks like an unremarkable faint star. This ancient star is called SDSS J102915+172927 and has been found to have the lowest amount of elements heavier than helium of all stars yet studied. It has a mass smaller than that of the Sun and is probably more than 13 billion years old.


ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

About the Video

Közzététel napja:2011. augusztus 31. 19.00
Related releases:eso1132
Időtartam:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:SDSS J102915+172927
Típus:Milky Way : Star



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