We are building the ultimate Solar System. In Part 1 we chose the right star. In Part 2 we chose the right planets. In Part 3 we chose the right orbits for the planets. In Part 4 we learned two ninja moves about how more than one planet/moon can share the same orbit. Today’s … More Building the ultimate Solar System part 5: putting the pieces together
A primary theme of this blog is to explore the different processes that affect the existence and evolution of planets that could harbor life. Today’s question: Are binary stars good or bad? Short answer: BAD, but not in all cases or for the reasons you might expect. (Jump to the end for a quick summary … More Binary stars: friends or foes?