Astronomers devise a clever way to determine the age of a star

January 6, 2015 5:43 PM

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Astronomers devise a clever way to determine the age of a star

Recently, astronomers have found out that the age of a star can be judged by the speed at which it is spinning. It is known that stars slow down over time, but there was no data to support any concrete calculations. But now, a team of US astronomers have finally done it.

Stars slow down with time, and this reduced spin speed made it possible for astronomers to devise a clever method to measure the age of stars better. An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Soren Meibom from Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics, state that they have been successful in...

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