• Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

    Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium File Photo Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

    Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known and it could shed new light on the evolution of the universe.

    With 3,000 times more lithium than a normal star, it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus, on the north side of the galactic disk, at a distance of 4,500 light years from Earth.

    A research team, led by astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, made the discovery with the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) located in NAOC's Xinglong Observatory, in north China's Hebei Province.

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