Originally Posted by wingryder
What empirically is difference between our sun and other stars?
Are you aware that astronomers know a great deal about stars? We can tell their size, their chemical make-up, their temperture, their absolute magnitude and their lifespan!
Do you know they are able to extract this information through several overlapping methods (thus independently varifiable results).
Have you ever seen the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram?
...or standard candles, paralax, doppler shift, type 1A supernovae & variable stars (and their significance to determining distances).
There is PLENTY of evidence that our sun is a star. If you have any evidence to the contrary, please present it to the Astronomical Union for peer review. Science LOVES opposing opinion. That is how we learn.
Did you read the title of the thread? Certain folks I'll go tangential with, but others are usually smarter and can avoid it. Hint hint.
Stay on topic...
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