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Artist representation of HD 140283
03/17/13

 

This is an illustration of the oldest star ever found in our solar neighborhood, HD 140283. Because the aging star is relatively nearby, familiar stars and constellations as seen from Earth are in the sky, but in different locations. At upper left is the constellation Orion, which looks distorted from our new perspective in space. Just to the upper left of the foreground star is the Pleiades cluster. To the lower left of the cluster, our Sun has dimmed to an apparent magnitude of +7, placing it below naked-eye visibility. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild and F. Summers (STScI)



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