Contact: Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Caption: This is an artist's conception of a hypothetical exoplanet orbiting a yellow, sun-like star. Astronomers have measured the ages of 22 sun-like stars using their spins, in a method called gyrochronology. Before now, only two Sun-like stars had measured spins and ages.
Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)
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