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The Oldest Star in the Universe

Hank tells the story of the mysterious star known as “Methuseleh,” and why scientists think that it is the oldest known star in the universe.

References
Watch Galaxies Collide: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AAndromeda_and_Milky_Way_collision.ogg
Strange ‘Methuselah’ Star Looks Older Than the Universe: http://www.space.com/20112-oldest-known-star-universe.html
Hubble Finds Birth Certificate of Oldest Known Star: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/hd140283.html

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    Astronomy is FUCKING COOL, YOU GUYS.
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    This is really cool star science stuff. Also due to the blue background of the video, Hank Green looks like he is...
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