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Getting Weird out there

COROT-7b, where it rains iron...

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ghostwolf
Oct. 5th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Weird? Not really
To be honest, I'd be surprised and possibly disappointed if every planetary system conformed to the Sol system.

It would be so boring...
kayshapero
Oct. 6th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Weird? Not really
Same here, but it IS an example of how the further from home you get, the stranger everything is.
fabula_umbrae
Oct. 6th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
That's pretty nifty.
dsgood
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
It isn't raining raindrops, it's raining ___?
stauros
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
... ingots keep fallin' on my head ...
eric_hinkle
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Where's Poul Anderson and a new Nick Van Rijn story when you really need them?
kengr
Oct. 6th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Reminds me of an old, unfinished project. Basic idea was to take the elemental composition of Earth (as a starting point), then place it at .1 AU from a Sol type star.

I was able to work out the surface temp, the hard part was figuring out what would evaporate and escape into space.

The idea was to get an idea what a world rather worse than the one they just found might be like.

To give you an idea, after trolling thru the inorganic compounds list in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and physics (hundreds of pages of fairly small print), the list I came up with of compounds that would be solid or liquid on my little planet fit on one page. Handwritten. And with room left over.
kayshapero
Oct. 6th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Remember what they were? I'm curious.
kengr
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
No, but they are in my files, somewhere.

These days, if I had the CD version of the CRC handbook I could probably use a simple filter on the relevant file.
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