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Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

Tuesday 07/August/2018 - 11:24 AM
Sada El Balad
edited by: Basant Ahmed
Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known and it could shed new light on the evolution of the universe، Xinhua reported.

With 3،000 times more lithium than a normal star، it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus، on the north side of the galactic disk، at a distance of 4،500 light years from Earth.

A research team، led by astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences، made the discovery with the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) located in NAOC's Xinglong Observatory، in north China's Hebei Province.

The results of the study were published in the latest issue of Nature Astronomy.

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