Oldest Known Star HD 140283: Methuselah Star
Oldest Known Star HD 140283: Artist's View
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Oldest Known Star HD 140283 & Neighbors
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.