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.

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…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: