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Are Planets Around Stars

  1. Mar 27, 2005 #1
    AKA solar systems rare?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2

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    No. It seems that most stars have at least some sort of planetary debris around them. Currently, our detection methods are only sensitive enough to detect the rather extreme kinds of planetary systems (such as Jupiter-mass stars orbiting a half an AU from the star), but it's likely that Earth-like planets are not all that rare.

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  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3

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    Since there's only one star called Sol, yes! :biggrin:
     
  5. Mar 27, 2005 #4

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    MIH wins today's Pedant Award!

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  6. Mar 28, 2005 #5
    Not rare?, that is good news for me.
     
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