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2010-11-29 10:01:39

Just like archaeologists, who rely on radioactive carbon to date the organic remains from past epochs, astronomers have exploited the radioactive decay of an isotope of aluminum to estimate the age of stars in the nearby Scorpius-Centaurus association, the closest group of young and massive stars to the Sun.


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The word 'ethnarch' comes from a Greek word meaning 'ruler of a tribe or nation'.
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