period–age relation

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A relationship between the inferred evolutionary age of a Cepheid variable and its period. High-mass stars evolve more rapidly and are therefore younger when they enter the Cepheid instability strip. At the same time, their high mass is reflected in a longer period of pulsation.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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