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Astronomy Without A Telescope - No Metal, No Planet - Universe Today
[/caption] A Japanese team of astronomers have reported a strong correlation between the metallicity of dusty protoplanetary disks and their longevity. From this finding they propose that low metallicity stars are much less likely to have planets, including gas giants, due to the shorter lifetime of their protoplanetary disks. As you are probably aware, ‘metal’ … Continue reading "Astronomy Without A Telescope – No Metal, No Planet"