Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

IS there an iron core in our sun?

  1. Apr 27, 2004 #1
    Has anyone seen the hypothesis of http://web.umr.edu/~om/ [Broken] regarding the possibility our sun is the result of a re-accretion on a supernova remnant?

    I looked but haven't seen anything on it in the forum, and was wondering what you'all think if it? :confused:
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. May 14, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

  4. May 23, 2004 #3
    Of Course It Is!

    Of course it is!
    Our star is at least third generation (ie. it has DIED or turned supernova, and then reformed) on at least two occasions.
    However, I hedge my bets on fourth generation.

    Age of Universe divided by life-time of middle-size hydrogen-burning stars.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook