View Full Version : Using Stellar Mass to Determine Planet Mass

2009-Apr-17, 05:08 AM
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Basically, they can calculate the massive of a gas giant's moon with that method, so, why can't they use a similar model and apply it to stars?

They have plenty of extra solar systems to choose from and to predict if that system's accurate.

Note: Stellar composition will effect planetary mass, i.e. Metallicity.

Or have they already?