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Our Sun was both active and ‘feisty’ in its infancy

Our Sun was both active and’feisty’ in its infancy, growing in fits and starts while burping out bursts of X-rays, scientists say.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2013 00:17 IST

Our Sun was both active and’feisty’ in its infancy, growing in fits and starts while burping out bursts of X-rays, scientists say.

Scientists have reached this conclusion by studying the young star TW Hydrae, located about 190 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation Hydra the Water Snake. “By studying TW Hydrae, we can watch what happened to our Sun when it was a toddler,” said Nancy Brickhouse of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).