Metal-Poor Stars and the Chemical Enrichment of the Universe

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Frebel, Anna; Norris, John E.;
(2011)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5612-0_3
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Metal-poor stars hold the key to our understanding of the origin of the elements and the chemical evolution of the Universe. This chapter describes the process of discovery of these rare stars, the manner in which their surface abundances (produced in supernovae and oth... View more
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