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White Dwarf GD 362 - signs of earthlike planets

  1. Aug 19, 2007 #1

    Astronuc

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    Burned-out star harbors signs of Earthlike planets
    Interesting possibilities! :cool:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0509193
    A Dusty Disk Around GD 362, a White Dwarf With a Uniquely High Photospheric Metal Abundance

    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0701469
    Infrared Emission from the Dusty Disk Orbiting GD 362, An Externally-Polluted White Dwarf
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
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  3. Sep 14, 2007 #2
    It would be most interesting to see how life might develop as a result of being in orbit around a white dwarf as opposed to a star like our's
     
  4. Sep 25, 2007 #3
    Heh. I wonder if we'll see a total eclipse of another star this way. It's strange to picture an Earthlike planet larger than its sun. If we did luck out like that I suppose we'd get incredibly good data about its atmosphere.
     
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