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Ages of Stars: Methods and Uncertainties

  • David R. Soderblom
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)

Abstract

Estimating ages for stars is difficult at best, but Galactic problems have their own requirements that go beyond those for other areas of astrophysics. As in other areas, asteroseismology is helping, and in this review I discuss some of the general problems encountered and some specific to large-scale studies of the Milky Way.

Keywords

Young Star Stellar Model Asymptotic Giant Branch Solar Neighborhood Individual Star 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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