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Found: The Sun’s Long-Lost Sister

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Found: The Sun's Long-Lost Sister

Scientists have discovered the sun’s sibling: HD 162826. Located 110 light-years away in the Hercules constellation, the star was probably born out of the same gas and dust that shaped our own ball of energy, The Atlantic reports. The astronomers, hailing from Russia and Texas, hope to identify more relatives to learn how and where our sun originally formed. Their work will be published in June in The Astrophysical Journal.

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