Using Solar Analogues to Understand Our Sun

Researchers examined, analyzed and modeled the young Sun-like star Kappa 1 Ceti to understand how our Sun may have shaped Earth and possibly helped in the development of life.

Beth Johnson
3 min readSep 22, 2021

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IMAGE: Illustration of what the Sun may have been like 4 billion years ago, around the time life developed on Earth. CREDIT: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab

One of the benefits of being a planetary scientist is that we can usually touch samples of what we…

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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan