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Our sample has been derived by cross-correlating the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and the TYCHO catalog, yielding a total of 754 candidates distributed more or less randomly over the sky. Follow-up spectroscopy of these candidate objects has been performed on 748 of them. We have discovered a tight kinematic group of ten stars with extremely high lithium equivalent widths that are presumably younger than the Pleiades, but again distributed rather uniformly over the sky. Furthermore, about 43 per cent of our candidates have detectable levels of lithium, thus indicating that these are relatively young objects with ages not significantly above the Pleiades age.


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