Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How Old Are Third Generation Stars

  1. Aug 1, 2005 #1
    In the Milky Way?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 2, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Some could be nearly as old as the universe [~14 billion years]. Supermassive pop III stars could go nova in less than 100 million years. Some of their offspring could also have expired after a similarly brief existence [although not quite as quick as their metal free parents]. But low mass grandkids of the first generation could still be around - hence nearly as old as the universe.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: How Old Are Third Generation Stars
  1. Really old stars (Replies: 22)