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New Measurement of Stellar Fusion Makes Old Stars Even Older

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Science  28 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5675, pp. 1226
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5675.1226b

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A key nuclear reaction inside stars takes significantly longer than standard models assume, European researchers have discovered, implying that the most ancient star clusters are at least 700 million years older than previously believed.

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