Astronomers Report They Have Discovered a ‘Second’ Sun

Astronomers Report They Have Discovered a 'Second' Sun

It is being reported that astronomers have discovered a star that was born from the same space cluster as the Sun, and they are even calling it a “second” Sun. An international group of scientists led by researcher Ivan Ramirez at the University of Texas have discovered what is being called the Sun’s “long-lost brother”. The star, known as HD 162826, is thought to have been created out of the same cluster as the Earth’s own Sun and is made from the very same chemicals.

Astronomers explain that stars which are born from different clusters have different chemical make-ups. This means that discovering two stars which have duplicate compositions, such is the case for the Sun and its brand new discovered sibling, points to a mutual origin. In the case of the Sun, both barium and yttrium have been recognized as two chief distinctive elements.

HD 162826 is about fifteen percent larger than the Sun, would have appeared from the same gas fog around 4.5 billion years ago and is located approximately 110 light years away inside the constellation known as Hercules. Scientists are optimistic that the methods they have used to discover this first sibling of the Sun may help them to find even other stars born out of the same bunch.

Ramirez  stated that the idea is that the Sun was produced inside a cluster with over a thousand or even possibly a hundred thousand stars. This cluster, which formed over 4.5 billion years ago, has in the meantime broke apart. Many different things could have happened in that amount of time. The various stars may have went off and started their own orbits near the galactic center. This would have took them to many different regions of the Milky Way where they would be today. Some, like HD 162826, are still hanging around.

As other Sun siblings are discovered, scientists will be able to track the stars back to where they first were produced and start to put together a better explanation of how and where the Sun was actually formed.

Ramirez nodded his head and declared that astronomers want to know where the Sun started its life. If scientists are able to figure out what portion of the galaxy the Sun was formed in, than researchers could continue studying about the early solar system. That would help astronomers understand why human beings are even here in the first place.

Ramirez added that there would be only a slim chance any of these sibling stars could have also established any kind of solar systems with planets that hold life. In the beginning of their days, impacts could have busted off blocks of planets and sent them flying to other space bodies. However such collaboration might have brought basic life to Earth or even sent a life-bearing fragment of Earth e another planet. He added that it might even be argued that the Sun’s solar siblings might be the key in searching for candidates in the watch for extraterrestrial life.

Repeating: Astronomers are saying they have discovered a star that was born from the same space cluster as the Sun, and they are even calling it a “second” Sun. An international group of scientists led by researcher Ivan Ramirez at the University of Texas have discovered what is being called the Sun’s “long-lost brother”. The star, known as HD 162826, is thought to have been created out of the same cluster as the Earth’s own Sun and is made from the very same chemicals.

By Kimberly Ruble

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FOX News

The Christian Science Monitor

The Space Reporter

One Response to "Astronomers Report They Have Discovered a ‘Second’ Sun"

  1. Joseph   November 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The star is Kolob, Where Elohim lives.

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