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Our Sun Was a Feisty Toddler

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

Young Star Suggests our Sun Was a Feisty Toddler



Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said:

If you had a time machine that could take you anywhere in the past, what time would you choose? Most people would probably pick the era of the dinosaurs in hopes of spotting a T. rex. But many astronomers would choose the period, four and a half billion years ago, that our solar system formed.

In lieu of a working time machine, we learn about the birth of our Sun and its planets by studying young stars in our galaxy. New work suggests that our Sun was both active and "feisty" in its infancy, growing in fits and starts while burping out bursts of X-rays.

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