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Sun is an ordinary star

  1. Aug 16, 2007 #1
    Sun is an "ordinary" star

    I've read in different books the Sun is an "ordinary" star, and an "atypical" star.

    Anyone know which description is the correct one?
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    It's a G type yellow dwarf which is less than 10% of the stars in our bit of the galaxy ( most are M type red dwarfs) and it's a sngle star rather than a binary which is unusual.
    But it is a regular main sequence star about half way through it's life and is no different from any other G2 yellow dwarf.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2007 #3

    DaveC426913

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    Google "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram". That will tell you about - and show you pictures of - more than you could possibly want to know about the flavours of stars in general and our sun in particular.
     
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