What you never knew about the birth of our sun
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03-10-2012, 06:36 PM
RE: What you never knew about the birth of our sun
(03-10-2012 03:53 PM)kim Wrote:  
(02-10-2012 07:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  The type of star is important because the life cycle of the star depends on its mass and composition. Big, hot stars don't live very long (and they die violent deaths), so there might not be enough time for life to get going on their planets.

Also, it may be very important as to how, or if, planets form around stars of different masses.

It also has a lot to do with where our star has ended up; between the spiral arms of the Milky Way. Our solar system isn't playing out in the middle of a busy spiral arm highway, with heavy comet traffic and other crap to run into us. We're way out in the relatively quiet suburbs... we're pretty damn lucky.

I'll say...

"Leave the atom alone."
-E.Y. Harburgh
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05-10-2012, 09:19 AM
RE: What you never knew about the birth of our sun
This seems like the perfect time to spruke Deep Sky Videos on youtube:



Real astronomers talking about the latest research, among other things. This one is about the search for our stellar nursery.

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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