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60-Year-Old Solar Mystery Finally Explained

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The search for planets beyond our solar system may be a little easier, thanks to a new comparison of sun-like stars that has revealed a key difference in the chemistry of stars that have planets and their barren cousins and solved a long-standing mystery about our own sun's chemistry.

The solar mystery revolves around the abundance of the element lithium in the sun.

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