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Last Post 3/12/2009 9:09 AM by  Paulett Liewer
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3/12/2009 7:02 AM

    Jessica H (Fox)

    Hoiw many suns like or our own have been found outside our solar system?

    Paulett Liewer

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    3/12/2009 9:09 AM


    There must be millions and millions! Our Sun is a very common type of star. Astronomers can identify the type of star by looking at the spectrum of the light from the star...that is, how the intentisty of the light varies with the color of the light. Our Sun looks yellow because that's the color where the light is most intense. Other types of stars are bluer or redder...

    Hope this helps.


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