Is the Sun unusual?

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Is the Sun unusual?

Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:32 am

Are stars like the Sun commonplace or are sunlike stars actually rare and unusual?



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Re: Is the Sun unusual?

Post by JochenM » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:23 am

Thanks James.

It's an interesting concept to think about indeed. I saw another video on the topic a while back. Will give this one a look when I have some time later on.



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Re: Is the Sun unusual?

Post by AndiesHandyHandies » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 am

Hi

I think our arrangement of planets with the bigger ones away from the star is unusual. And it needs to be stable over a long period for life to evolve.

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Re: Is the Sun unusual?

Post by Montana » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:44 am

Thanks for the link, will take a look later :)
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Re: Is the Sun unusual?

Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:45 pm

I think we are learning that the sun is not ordinary. Evidence is mounting that the sun is truly unique. We now know that it is brighter than the majority of the stars in the Milky Way is just a start.


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