Does our Sun have a sibling?

A new book says it might…

The phenomenon known as the precession of the equinox, fabled as a marker of time by ancient peoples, is not due to a local wobbling of the Earth as modern theory portends, but to the solar system’s gentle curve through space.

This movement of the solar system occurs because the Sun has a companion star; both stars orbit a common center of gravity, as is typical of most double star systems. The grand cycle–the time it takes to complete one orbit––is called a “Great Year,” a term coined by Plato.

It’s all theory now of course… but it’s an interesting, almost romantic thought. To think that our sun is not alone… and perhaps, it isn’t so far fetched to imagine a world where two suns rise.

One reply on “Does our Sun have a sibling?”

  1. Fascinating stuff. Astonomy and physics boggles my mind. Contemplating these phenomena reaffirms my faith in God more than any other argument could. 🙂

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