Topic: Sun

Making Stars

Aug. 5, 2012
Making Stars

UT Astronomer Don Winget is recreating white dwarf stars in the lab—research which may provide insight into the condition of the Earth's sun.

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Astronomers Discover Sun's Twin at McDonald Observatory

Nov. 9, 2007

Peruvian astronomers Jorge Melendez of The Australian National University and Ivan Ramirez of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the best “solar twin” to date, using the 2.7-meter Harlan J. Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory. Their findings suggest that the Sun’s chemical composition is not unique, as some previously thought.

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