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Detection of the Second r-Process Peak Element Tellurium in Metal-Poor Stars
Using near-ultraviolet spectra obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, we detect neutral tellurium in three metal-poor stars enriched by products of r-process nucleosynthesis, ...
New Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Heavy Elements in Four Metal-Poor Stars
Elements heavier than the iron group are found in nearly all halo stars. A substantial number of these elements, key to understanding neutron-capture nucleosynthesis mechanisms, can only be detected in the near-ultraviolet. ...