Re: Scarcity and getting off ( was: sex, yet again..)

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 20:52:12 -0500

Twirlip of Greymist wrote:
> On Nov 6, 5:05pm, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> } discovering. It turns out that planets seem to be a natural phenomenon
> } of just about every sun-like star, though less likely with binary
> What sort of planets? Big super-Jovians, which are the ones we can
> detect, as far as I know? Given how common binaries are, the planets
> we've been seeing strike me as possibly just being results of the normal
> stellar genesis being a bit imbalanced. It doesn't tell us anything
> about having a terrestrial planet in the biozone.

The latest is actually in the biozone, though it is a jovian type
planet, which could easily have earth sized moons. The jovian planets
are the easiest to spot as they are the biggest and empart the most
influence on their suns gravity wize. This does not mean there would be
no earthlike planets, actually it makes them more likely, once you
understand the process of planet formation as a function of stellar
bleeding of angular velocity. If a star has got one planet, it's likely
to have more....

We are detecting a few smaller planets, though still not as small as
earth, more like between Neptune and Earth sized. They have even
detected water in liquid form on the latest discovery, which may be
water on one of its moons....

A few people are working on a process to detect chlorophyll....