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(Big Think)   NASA's Kepler mission taught us that practically all stars possess exoplanets. Now we're learning something deeper: many of them don't. Here's why   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Planet, Star, Gas giant, Solar System, Hydrogen, Extrasolar planet, parent stars, Jupiter  
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2022-08-10 7:00:52 PM  
4 votes:
We are the First Ones.
 
2022-08-10 7:17:03 PM  
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Be polite walk on the right: TWX: It makes sense, if your universe only has hydrogen and helium, then it doesn't have the sort of stuff necessary to condense into planets.

It's after enough stars have fused heavier elements that it becomes possible for planets to form.

I wonder if a sand-grain within an oyster to form a pearl is an apt analogy.  Without the grain for the pearl to be constructed around, nothing forms.

That's an Old Wives' tale. In truth, Twain mentioned 3 things worth not knowing, sausages, how laws are made, and when 2 clams love each other very, very much...


Joyce, on the other hand..
 
2022-08-10 8:10:30 PM  
3 votes:

KarmicDisaster: We are the First Ones.


I call shotgun on being Booji, the Vorlon god of buckets.
 
2022-08-10 7:15:39 PM  
2 votes:

TWX: It makes sense, if your universe only has hydrogen and helium, then it doesn't have the sort of stuff necessary to condense into planets.

It's after enough stars have fused heavier elements that it becomes possible for planets to form.

I wonder if a sand-grain within an oyster to form a pearl is an apt analogy.  Without the grain for the pearl to be constructed around, nothing forms.


That's an Old Wives' tale. In truth, Twain mentioned 3 things worth not knowing, sausages, how laws are made, and when 2 clams love each other very, very much...
 
2022-08-10 9:48:20 PM  
1 vote:
We're the only life in the Universe.

/the Kronos out front shoulda told ya
//me or your own farthing eyes
///5th D 4TW!
 
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