Sun's Long-Lost Brother Found by Astronomers

It was formed in the same cloud of gas as our own sun
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted May 10, 2014 12:00 PM CDT

(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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