Re: Article: "Sun is Mostly Iron, Not Hydrogen"

Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 09:22:23 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>


> I'm not an astrophysicist :-), but it seems that if this claim holds

> true we have to change not just models of the formation of the solar

> system but also how stars work. I think Dr. Manuel better have some

> extraordinary evidence up his sleeve besides unusual xenon abundancies

> to convince people that an iron core wouldn't cause a cooling collapse.


This guy seems pretty crackpotty to me. If the Sun is such a freaky
star, why has it such a normal spectrum?

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