View Full Version : Ep. 246: What If Something Was Different?

2012-Jan-23, 05:00 AM
The number of moons, the age of the Sun, and our placement in the Milky Way all had an impact on the formation of the Earth and the evolution of life on our planet. But what if things were different? What would be the implications?http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/astronomycast/~4/LEl4iAYZCRg

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2012-Jan-24, 03:57 AM
Something I've been wondeing for years is what if Jupiter was a red dwarf? At its closest approach to Earth, it is further away than the sun, and it would be considerably dimmer than the sun, so I imagine that it might not overheat the Earth.

2012-Jan-25, 04:41 PM
I can understand how a lack of dust could lead to an end to planet formation, but I don't see how a lack of dust could lead to a lack of star formation