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Anna Frebel digs a young universe

Stellar archaeologist has turned up stars from the second generation ever to form

11:05am, September 21, 2016
Anna Frebel

Astronomer Anna Frebel has discovered record-breaking stars, including the most pristine in the galaxy.

Anna Frebel, 36
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anna Frebel can’t explain her fascination with the stars. It’d be like explaining why “berry purple-pink” is one of her favorite colors. “They are just a part of me,” says Frebel, an astronomer at MIT. “What’s going on with them and what they can tell us — there is something magical.”

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