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33). The Sun is therefore at least as old as the planets, asteroids, comets, and other objects in the solar system. 55 billion years old (Q. 81), hence, the Sun must be at least that old. A second method employs the theoretical model of star formation and nuclear combustion, which relates a star’s age to its temperature, luminosity, and mass (Q. 11). This model has been verified for hundreds of stars of different types, including those very much like the Sun, which is a rather average star. 6 billion years for the Sun.

This allows astronomers to use them as “standard candles” to measure distances. If such a supernova is discovered in a distant galaxy, its intrinsic luminosity can then be determined which, when compared to its observed brightness, yields the distance to that galaxy. This is the same method as that used with Cepheid variables (Q. 18), but supernovae are much brighter, and can reach deeper into the Universe. Brightness 17 What is a double star? Double stars are stellar bodies that appear to form a pair in space.

This is the same method as that used with Cepheid variables (Q. 18), but supernovae are much brighter, and can reach deeper into the Universe. Brightness 17 What is a double star? Double stars are stellar bodies that appear to form a pair in space. But there are doubles and doubles . . Some of these pairs are false doubles, not actually adjacent to each other, just located in the same direction in the sky as seen from Earth. True (or intrinsic) double stars are also called binary stars, and these are physically associated.

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