We report a measurement of the lifetime of the B0 meson based upon 29-GeV e+e- annihilation data taken with the Mark II detector at the SLAC storage ring PEP. The B0 mesons are tagged by their decays into D*- and D*+, where the D*- is tagged by its decay into -D 0. We reconstruct the decay vertices of 15 B0-meson candidates and measure the B0 lifetime to be 1.20-0.360.14+0.52+0.16 psec.
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