Did the Sun make its debut as a bigger star?

Hecht, Jeff
November 1991
New Scientist;11/9/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1794, p23
Discusses the estimate made by astronomers in the United States that the Sun may have lost about ten per cent of its mass early in its life. Explanation of why evidence from geology conflicts with the standard model of solar evolution; Viewpoint expressed by Juliana Sackmann of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and her colleagues on how the presumed original size of the Sun could clarify the weak Sun paradox.


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