Our Sun Was A Late Bloomer In The Milky Way Star Nursery

April 10, 2015 11:58 AM

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Our home galaxy had an early "baby boom" of stars, but our own sun was a bit tardy for the party, researchers say. Still, that may have been a good thing, otherwise we might not be here. In this artist's view of 10 billion years ago, pink clouds of gas harbor newborn stars and bluish-white, young star clusters litter the landscape. (Photo : NASA, ESA, Z. Levay (STScI))

Our home galaxy had an early "baby boom" of stars, but our own sun was a bit tardy for the party, researchers say. Still, that may have been a good thing, otherwise we might not be here. In this artist's view of 10 billion years ago, pink clouds of gas harbor newborn stars and bluish-white, young st...

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