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Title: The consistency of chemical clocks among coeval stars
Authors: Francisca Espinoza-Rojas et al.
First Author’s Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Status: Submitted to ApJ
Stellar age is an extremely valuable parameter to constrain because it introduces time into our study of astronomical objects. Pairing the observed properties of stars with time opens up a rich new dimension in the study of our galaxy and beyond. For example, when we pair stellar age with stellar kinematics, we can dynamically trace stars back to their birth locations to study things like galactic evolution and star formation in detail. When we consider stellar age in our study of exoplanets, we can peer into the planet formation and evolution process. When we pair stellar age with stellar chemical abundances, we can trace the evolution of specific elements over time in the galaxy. Weaving time into these various analyses opens up a new realm of ...