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  • n. Plural form of cepheid.

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  • Pulsating stars (so-called cepheids) have long been used as one of the best means to determine distances in astronomy.

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  • M31 offers an excellent chance to study more typical disk populations, in a manner which might be extended to more distant galaxies where such variables are still visible, probing a much more evenly spread progenitor age distribution than cepheids {and perhaps useful as a distance scale alternative or cross-check}.

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