Have you ever done a Google search and chuckled over the wording of the titles returned by the algorithm?
Our sun, dear Sol, has stellar siblings. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone who has a basic grasp of how solar systems form. The titles of various news articles proclaiming the discovery of one such sibling left me shaking my head in amusement:
I’m not sure which is most amusing – the fact that everyone is shocked that multiple stars could form from one nebula, or that they couldn’t agree on whether a massive inanimate object should be a sister or a brother. Can’t we just call it a sibling and move on with our day?
Hooray for anthropomorphism!