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"I propose the sun is part of a star group like the Large Magellanic Cloud that was part of the Big Bang. As it traveled through time as mostly 'interstellar dust' (dirt) it began to fall into the gravitational pool of the Milky Way and the sun was formed as this matter was compressed."

The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't a "star group". It's another galaxy. And it wasn't "past of the Big Bang" - the first stars didn't light up until 100 million years after the Big Bang.

"These daughter species allowed Looney and his colleagues to discern that a supernova with the mass of about 20 suns exploded relatively near the early sun when it formed 4.6 billion years ago; and where there are supernovas or any massive star, you also see hundreds to thousands of sun-like stars, he said."

Sounds reasonable... stars always form in clusters (or nebulae.) You never only get just one. Here is a nice image of an area of intense star formation: M42, the Oropn Nebula.



On Line 6 above, for "past of the Big Bang" please read "part of the Big Bang".

On the last line, for "the Oropn Nebula", please read "the Orion Nebula".

(I haven't been able to type worth a damn all day.)

Also meant to say that supernovae send pressure waves through nearby dust clouds, often triggering a period of star formation.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Our sun was part of a small galaxy.

It has been yanked into this present, much bigger galaxy.

All galaxies are falling towards bigger galaxies. And our sun is a yellow star, not a hot white star. Any hot white star would have obliverated any planets around a much weaker star like our sun.

Our sun has managed to hang onto its planets AND not be captured like Twin Spica, for example. This is because when our star group was torn apart, our sun ended up alone and out of synch with the other stars floating down the Milky Way's drain.


Well. Another day's catch watching the slivey toves at the seashore.


"Any hot white star would have obliverated any planets around a much weaker star like our sun."

"Obliverated?" I like that!

Elaine Meinel Supkis

And don't eat those OYSTERS!!!

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