ZRyWHqZ-UEU.jpg

The Truth About the Sun’s ‘Twin’ and the Dinosaurs

Researchers published a paper last month, exploring the possibility that our sun might have once had a stellar twin! Could our solar system have once been a binary, or even a multi-star system?

Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister

———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George
———-
Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow
———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
Sources:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.00049
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1991A%26A…248..485D
http://www.astrophysicsspectator.com/topics/stars/BinaryStars.html
https://arxiv.org/abs/1308.6328v1
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/astronomy/chapter/measuring-stellar-masses/
https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question62.html
https://www.space.com/22538-nemesis-star.html
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/outreach/education/senior/astrophysics/binary_intro.html
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/outreach/education/senior/astrophysics/binary_mass.html
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/WideBinaryStars/
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/781/1/4/

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ngc1333.jpg

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *