Why these 4 planets are getting as much X-ray radiation as 10,000 suns

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Why these 4 planets are getting as much X-ray radiation as 10,000 suns

Why these 4 planets are getting as much X-ray radiation as 10,000 suns

A younger sun

“He lost himself in the words and images conjured in his mind and for a while forgot … He found himself flying among stars and planets…”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prince of Mist

The star at the center of the V 1298 system is a younger version of our own stellar companion. Roughly the same mass and size as the Sun, V 1298 is just 25 million years old. If our own Sun (roughly 4.5 billion years old) is thought of as a 45-year-old person (the Sun is, in fact, a mid-aged star), V 1298 would be the equivalent of a three-month-old infant.