Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

Undead Suns

A recent article which I’ve stumbled upon comes from the quite delightful Centauri Dreams, concerning the possibility of habitable worlds around white dwarf stars. Frankly, I find the whole concept rather enthralling (and I touched on the idea briefly once … Continue reading

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New planets for old stars

Conventional wisdom says that planets form with stars. Following the formation of a star, a collection of gravitationally bound material in orbit around that star will form a protoplanetary disk, which will coalesce into planets. So deeply ingrained in our … Continue reading

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