Sun's Long-Lost Brother Found by Astronomers
It was formed in the same cloud of gas as our own sun
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Posted May 10, 2014 12:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Astronomers have discovered that the sun has a long-lost brother. That is, this star was created from the same cloud of dust and gas as our sun, according to a team of researchers led by an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin. And this "brother" even has a name: HD 162826. Located a relatively short distance of about 110-light-years away from the sun, it's a little bigger and a little hotter at the surface than its sibling.

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Jul 25, 2014 7:07 PM CDT
Sol Invictus rules
Jul 25, 2014 4:09 PM CDT
This kind of report is BS, hey look.... A big star, let's tell everyone that we discovered the suns "brother" who's gonna know any difference...... How can they prove it...... er, um how can we prove it......
May 12, 2014 12:22 PM CDT
How do they know it's a brother and not a sister star to our sun? Are they now able to determine a star's gender?