Astronomers May Have Just Found the Sun’s Sibling (Video)

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May 12 2014 4:11 PM

The Sun’s Sibling

HD162826 resides more than 100 light-years away in the constellation Hercules.

Though about 15 percent larger than the sun, the star has the same chemical composition, including similar concentrations of the rare elements barium and yttrium.

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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