Our understanding of the solar system’s evolution has vastly improved over the years, but questions of how it came to be still remain unanswered. The most widely accepted hypothesis on the birth of the solar system is that it formed billions of years ago near a supernova – an exploding star. But, new theory proposes that the solar system may have started with the wind blown bubble surrounding a star called a Wolf-Rayet star, which is more than 40 to 50 times the size of our own sun.

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Further Readings And References: University of Chicago, The Astrophysical JournalPopular Mechanics

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