Astronomers Find a Sibling Star to the Sun

May 12, 2014 12:03 PM

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Astronomers Find a Sibling Star to the Sun

Stars are born in stellar nurseries—and that includes the Sun. Now scientists have located one of the Sun's family stars

Astronomers have long known that stars are born, not one at a time in isolation, but in huge litters, all at once. In the Sun’s case, it happened about 4.6 billion years ago: a huge molecular cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed under the force of gravity, heating up until the densest, hotte...

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