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Analyzing sun-like stars that eat Earth-like planets
May 16, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Vanderbilt University astronomers have developed a model that estimates the effect that ingesting large amounts of the rocky material from which "terrestrial" planets like Earth, Mars and Venus are made has on a star's chemical composition. The astronomers used the model to analyze a pair of twin stars which both have their own planets.Full Story
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