Sun’s next-door twin: Cool layer also in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A

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The European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun. The finding is not only important for understanding the Sun’s activity, but could also help in the quest to discover proto-planetary systems around other stars.

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