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NASA Model On Star Resembling Our Sun Artist's impression of the early appearance of our Sun based on the research on a new star. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab

NASA Model On Star Resembling Our Sun

By the standards of the stars, the Sun is now “a moderately plump star in its prime.” But to thoroughly understand its evolution and try to predict future development, scientists need to find out what such bodies were like at earlier stages of development. Observations of young stars of the same type and, of course, modeling help a lot in this process.