(ORDO NEWS) — NASA has spotted a star just 30 light years from our solar system. The luminary was called the “twin” of the Sun. Moreover, the star is much younger than our Sun.
This is reported by the Astrophysical Journal.
The star Kappa 1 Ceti has about the same mass and temperature as the Sun, but the age of the object does not exceed 750 million years. It is worth noting that a star from our system is about 4.6 billion years old.
The discovered star is located in the constellation Cetus and it is one of the yellow dwarfs. The object is spinning fast enough. One revolution is completed in literally nine days.
The team made adjustments to the models of the solar system that exist today. They tried to determine how the main characteristics of the Kappa 1 Ceti might change in the future.
Everyone knows that young stars are very active. They emit many powerful streams of high-energy plasma that affect those planets in the vicinity.
Scientists believe that outbreaks of this nature may well be catalysts for organic material to emerge. But if the stellar wind is too strong, then, on the contrary, it will destroy everything that is around.
At the very beginning of its life, our Sun rotated almost three times faster. Its magnetic field was incredibly strong, and the streams of high-energy particles were several times more powerful.
This could provoke the origin of life on our planet. In turn, Venus, which is closer to the Sun, was left without an atmosphere and became a desert.
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