Is the "Methuselah" star older than the Universe?

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Bond et al. (2013; open access) -

00:00 - Introduction
01:01 - The Methuselah star isn't the oldest in the Universe
01:50 - How we calculate the age of a star
08:23 - The age of the Methuselah star
09:45 - The age of the Universe
11:34 - There's no "before" the Big Bang
14:18 - Bloopers


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