The Ages of Stars

  title={The Ages of Stars},
  author={David R. Soderblom},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • D. Soderblom
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The age of an individual star cannot be measured, only estimated through mostly model-dependent or empirical methods, and no single method works well for a broad range of stellar types or for a full range in age. This review presents a summary of the available techniques for age-dating stars and ensembles of stars, their realms of applicability, and their strengths and weaknesses. My emphasis is on low-mass stars because they are present from all epochs of star formation in the Galaxy and… 

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