Our Sun was Late to the Milky Way's Baby Boom Party

April 9, 2015 8:18 PM

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Our Sun was Late to the Milky Way's Baby Boom Party

Astronomers have taken a census of distant spiral galaxies to help us understand what our Milky Way may have looked like in the distant past, also providing us with a fascinating look into the evolution of our own solar system.

By surveying nearly 2,000 spiral galaxies — observed by the Hubble Space Telescope and other space and ground-based telescopes — with properties similar to the Milky Way, we’ve not only gained a valuable insight to how our galaxy looked in the past, we’ve found out that our sun, in the grand galacti...

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