Hubble Finds Birth Certificate of Oldest Known Star (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a Digitized Sky Survey image of the oldest star with a well-determined age in our galaxy. The aging star, cataloged as HD 140283, lies 190.1 light-years away. The Anglo-Australian Observatory UK Schmidt telescope photographed the star in blue light. Credit Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.