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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes -- though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the universe, according to a new analysis by a theoretical physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, and a radio astronomer from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University. ... Based on this model, the sun's sibling most likely escaped and mixed with all the other stars in our region of the Milky Way galaxy, never to be seen again. "The idea that many stars form with a companion has been suggested before, but the question is: how many?" said first author Sarah Sadavoy, a NASA Hubble fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. "Based on our simple model, we say that nearly all stars form with a companion."

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Many stars have companions, including our nearest neighbor, Alpha Centauri, a triplet system. Astronomers have long sought an explanation. Are binary and triplet star systems born that way? Did one star capture another? Do binary stars sometimes split up and become single stars?

Astronomers have even searched for a companion to our sun, a star dubbed Nemesis because it was supposed to have kicked an asteroid into Earth's orbit that collided with our planet and exterminated the dinosaurs. It has never been found.

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Obviously, it is the home star of the Reptoids, and they are cloaking it from us!

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-06-17 07:53 PM | Reply

Of course, it could be a brown dwarf, lost in the void and undetectable to us.

Stars within ten light years of us: www.solstation.com

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-06-17 08:00 PM | Reply

BS. The sun is only about 6k years old. The fairy tale says so.

Drop your 10% in the plate tomorrow.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-17 10:02 PM | Reply

I sense some defensive anger... and a broad brush.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-17 10:28 PM | Reply

#4 is definitely defensive anger.

Son't be mad, bro.

Also, I can't help what the fairy tale you believe in says.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-17 11:08 PM | Reply

In other news, I just heard that they have modified the fairy tale again. I think I speak for everyone when I say that it's about time.

I mean, it was written by people who died of diarrhea when they were 26 then changed and modified by multiple tyrants who wants to keep the sheep in line.

Maybe it will make more sense this time around. I wouldn't bet on it though.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-17 11:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Astronomers have even searched for a companion to our sun, a star dubbed Nemesis because it was supposed to have kicked an asteroid into Earth's orbit that collided with our planet and exterminated the dinosaurs. It has never been found.

Hmmmmm I thought I remember reading some time ago about a suspected planet (large planet) outside the orbit of Neptune that kicked the asteroid into it's Earth collision course. I've never heard of a suspected second star, which seems rather hard to miss...

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-18 01:13 PM | Reply

#6

I heard that people lash out at what they fear the most. You know, like ridiculing other people's beliefs out of the blue on a scientific thread.

It's most telling.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-18 01:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

About the egg shaped gas clouds FTA:

"As the egg contracts, the densest part of the egg will be toward the middle, and that forms two concentrations of density along the middle axis," he said. "These centers of higher density at some point collapse in on themselves because of their self-gravity to form Class 0 stars."

"Within our picture, single low-mass, sunlike stars are not primordial," Stahler added. "They are the result of the breakup of binaries. "

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-06-18 11:18 PM | Reply

I heard that...

#8 | POSTED BY CORKY AT

Really?

Is that what you heard?

Maybe you should hang out with people who don't believe in the supernatural more. Perhaps normal people won't fill your tiny mind foolish things.

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-19 01:19 AM | Reply

#10

Perhaps you should take a lesson from atheists who aren't perpetually butt hurt about people with different views than their own.

www.newstatesman.com

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-19 03:42 AM | Reply

"Almost certainly yes" More nonsense. If this were true we would see it in the observations because as everyone knows you can see back in time the further out in space you look.

He is clearly wrong because we dont see this in the historic time record.

#12 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-06-19 09:13 AM | Reply

"Almost certainly yes" More nonsense. If this were true we would see it in the observations because as everyone knows you can see back in time the further out in space you look.
He is clearly wrong because we dont see this in the historic time record.

#12 | POSTED BY TMASTER

You might be the dumbest person on the DR. And that's really saying something.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-19 04:25 PM | Reply

Syc:
Don't be so parsing. Tmaster is the #2 dumbest, AFKABABBLE is solidly in front by a neck.

#14 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-06-19 06:18 PM | Reply

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