publication . Article . Preprint . 2010

Stellar archaeology: Exploring the Universe with metal‐poor stars

Frebel, Anna;
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  • Published: 11 Jun 2010 Journal: Astronomische Nachrichten, volume 331, pages 474-488 (issn: 0004-6337, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
The abundance patterns of the most metal-poor stars in the Galactic halo and small dwarf galaxies provide us with a wealth of information about the early Universe. In particular, these old survivors allow us to study the nature of the first stars and supernovae, the relevant nucleosynthesis processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the elements, early star- and galaxy formation processes, as well as the assembly process of the stellar halo from dwarf galaxies a long time ago. This review presents the current state of the field of "stellar archaeology" -- the diverse use of metal-poor stars to explore the high-redshift Universe and its constituents...
arXiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Stellar collision, Astrophysics, Stellar mass loss, Elliptical galaxy, Spiral galaxy, Physics, Milky Way, Astronomy, Metallicity, Dwarf galaxy, Stellar archaeology, Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2010

Stellar archaeology: Exploring the Universe with metal‐poor stars

Frebel, Anna;