Physics and Astronomy News Archive: December 2018

Image: Scientist finds elusive star with origins close to Big Bang
Scientist finds elusive star with origins close to Big Bang
Source: JHU   Posted: 12/9/18
The newly discovered star's composition indicates that, in a cosmic family tree, it could be as little as one generation removed from the Big Bang

Image: Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells
Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells
Source: RUB   Posted: 12/9/18
New silver films may boost the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, they have been difficult to fabricate.