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A Star Sister of the Sun
Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 19 May 2014 @ 8:00 am | No Comments
In Citizen Media, Quick Reads, Science, Spain, Spanish, Western Europe
HD 162826  is located in Hercules constellation and is 15% more massive than the Sun, even though it was already known that it had some similiar features of our star. That was precisely why it was chosen by the research team within a sample of 30 potential candidates to be “sisters” of the Sun.
The star HD 162826  can be easily located upon the firmament, particularly during Northern spring, as it part of the Hercules constellation. The apparent magnitude HD 162826 has is 6.5, and that puts it on the limit on watching it at plain sight. But it's easy to locate with binoculars, as long as you have a more or less detailed map.
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