Astronomers think our Sun may have a long lost twin

Astronomers think our Sun may have a long lost twin
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As it cooled from interstellar gas and dust, the young Sun may have been accompanied by a stellar companion (pictured here as a red dwarf star). Image credit: The Cosmic Companion / Created in Universe Sandbox.
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The Sun seen close up with its long-lost sibling. Image credit: M. Weiss

This article was originally published on The Cosmic Companion by James Maynard, founder and publisher of The Cosmic Companion. He is a New England native turned desert rat in Tucson, where he lives with his lovely wife, Nicole, and Max the Cat. You can read this original piece here.

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