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

No star

  1. Nov 30, 2003 #1


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    if a massive body fails to become a star could it still suport
    planetary system?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2003 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Sure, it would be called a "mini system" like Jupiter, Saturn, etc. with numerous moons (planets) orbiting around. Anything under ~0.08 solar masses won't start fusion, but other objects can still form and orbit.

Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook