General Discussion Brother to the Sun: Scientists Find Our Star's First Confirmed Sibling

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Brother to the Sun: Scientists Find Our Star's First Confirmed Sibling

Researchers have discovered another star "almost certainly" born out of the same cloud of dust and gas as our own.

This 'solar sibling" could help us understand our own sun, and there's a small chance it or other members of the sun's family could be orbited by planets that contain life.

“We want to know where we were born,” said lead the team's lead researcher, astronomer Ivan Ramirez of The University of Texas at Austin. “If we can figure out in what part of the galaxy the sun formed, we...

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