Believe it or not, but some astronomers theorized that, before the Sun formed, there was another star. Practically, the death of that ancient star made it possible for the Sun to born and our Solar System to build.
Thus, among the scientific community, knowing how it all began is a high priority. That’s why astronomers and other specialists are preparing plans to try to discover the beginning of the Universe, of our galaxy and our Solar System and planet.
It is believed that several billion years ago, an ancient star collapsed and exploded as a supernova. Logically, this fact caused many remains, including dust and gas clouds to spread in space around it. From this debris of a dead star was created another one, little by little, one that we know today as the Sun, and that is the one that has allowed the Earth to house life.
Obviously, trying to gather information about the origin of the Solar System when it was nothing more than a pile of dust is not only very complicated, but it is a really ambitious project that requires creativity to recreate that original environment.
Can scientists find out more about the ancient star that gave birth to our Sun and Solar System?
As a recent study published in the journal Physical Review Letter says, this questions has a complicated answer. The researchers talked about a kind of neutrino antimatter. That kind of electronic anti-neutrino would have the ability to collide with the scattered matter after the supernova explosion that could give rise to isotopes of technetium.
Apparently, only by tracking its quantity and behavior, the scientist would know more about this ancient star that helped the Sun form.
However, this type of isotope decays without leaving traces to investigate. Therefore, the scientists decided to analyze meteorites that fall on our planet since they have not been much modified since their origin, at the dawn of the creation of our Solar System.
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