How Old Is That Star?

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Science  02 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5910, pp. 45-46
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168230

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Despite being fundamental in determining its physical state, a star's age cannot be measured directly, and estimation methods are imprecise.