Heavy Metals: The search for rare stars that could unlock a mystery of the universe

Author: Jessica Sieff

Tim Beers By sundial in front of Jordan Hall

Astrophysicist Timothy Beers only needs 100 stars out of the 100 billion in the universe to help prove one of the longest-held theories in the field. However, finding those stars--the brightest, low-metallicity stars in the Milky Way-- is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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