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

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 14:45:24 MST

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 08:24:34PM +0100, Amara Graps wrote:
> Whoa! Nothing like a little bit of iron to turn over the
> foundations of astrophysics !

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.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

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