Stars with too much lithium may have stolen it

A new discovery may help astronomers explain why some stars have extra amounts of the element

Subaru Telescope in Hawaii

STELLAR RICHES  Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii (shown) found 12 new stars with too much lithium, one of which has the largest lithium abundance yet seen for its star type.

Dr. Hideaki Fujiwara/Subaru Telescope/NAOJ

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