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B Marvels discovery

  1. Oct 22, 2016 #1


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    Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong, says two astronomers. They've discovered the first "binary--binary" -- two massive companions around one star in a close binary system, one so-called giant planet and one brown dwarf, or "failed star" The first, called MARVELS-7a, is 12 times the mass of Jupiter, while the second, MARVELS-7b, has 57 times the mass of Jupiter.

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    With a single example. it could always be the result of some freak encounter of a system with objects from elsewhere that got caught. And the system is clearly completely different from ours, i don't see why models describing that well should have such a huge impact on models that work for our solar system.
  4. Oct 22, 2016 #3


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    I call bullshit. This is just another misdirection.
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