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Version 0.1 super-stars built the universe – and they lived all the way over there, boffins point

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Re: Question

According to Wikipedia the population numbering is a result in which the various populations were discovered or hypothesised. Our sun and local stars were known about first so they're population 1. Metal poor stars were discovered later so they're population 2. The discovery of population 2 stars led people to theorise about stars with no metal at all and those were dubbed population 3.

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