Crystals trapped in meteorites reveal the Sun’s violent past – Science Focus – BBC Focus Magazine

The Sun burst into being 4.6 billion years ago, around 50 million years before the Earth formed. This makes studying its early days incredibly difficult, as physical material remaining from this period is scarce. Now, a team from the University of Chicago has found crystals more than 4.5 billion years old buried deep within meteorites that indicate the Sun had a tumultuous early life. […]

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