Scientists Discover the True Age of Stars by Studying Their Spin

January 6, 2015 2:18 PM

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There may be a new way to tell the age of stars. As stars grow older, they slow down in terms of their spin. Now, astronomers are taking advantage of this fact to tackle stellar ages.

"Our goal is to construct a clock that can measure accurate and precise ages of stars from their spins," said Soren Meibom, one of the researchers, in a news release. "We've taken another significant step forward in building that clock."

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