Scientists finally unlock the key to correctly aging stars: measuring how fast they spin

January 6, 2015 12:54 PM

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Scientists finally unlock the key to correctly aging stars: measuring how fast they spin

Astronomers will be able to use this knowledge to correctly estimate the age of stars in the universe, which is similar in importance to aging fossils in the study of evolution.

Scientists can reliably determine just how old a star is from how fast it is spinning, according to new research.

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