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Fraser
2007-May-24, 09:57 PM
When you look at the ground beneath your feet, you're looking at matter created in the heart of stars at the end of their lives. Some of the heavier elements were fashioned in the supernovae explosions of massive stars. ...

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Noclevername
2007-May-25, 02:51 AM
The universe surprises us once again.

John Mendenhall
2007-May-25, 04:32 PM
The universe surprises us once again.

This makes me wonder if the extra solar planet detections are correct, in general.

If these two planets interact gravitationally, as posited, then we should be able to get a confirmation of our detection methods with some long term observations of these two.

Then it's back to the question of why a metal poor star has any planets at all. Gas giants without solid cores? Failed stars? Captured bodies? This is going to be a fun one to figure out.