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A star, HD 140283, is obviously older than Big Bang. Is it possible that the star may have survived from a time before Big Bang? Maybe an oscillating Universe that does not completely collapse into a singularity, but some space remains at its smallest point. It is possible that entropy and Oberth's paradox is solved by shifts in the laws of physics that sets contraction periods apart from expansion periods.
The team was able to determine that the star was 14.46 ± 0.8 billion years old. Due to the uncertainty in the value, the age of the star does not conflict with the age of the universe determined by the Planck satellite, 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years old. The star "must have formed soon after the Big Bang", and is believed to be the oldest known star in the universe.