Vega is situated in the constellation Lyra, 25 light-years away from Earth, and it is the fifth brightest star in the sky. In 1983, astronomers discovered dust orbiting Vega, suggesting that it had a solar system. Vega was thought to be only a couple of hundred million years old, probably too young for any planets to have spawned life. However, new estimates show that Vega is significantly older than previously thought.
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