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Researchers have found Jupiter-scale gas giants orbiting binary stars and estimate that Earth-like planets orbiting binary stars could be as numerous as rocky planets orbiting single-star systems.
For all the sci-fi charm of watching a pair of suns sink below a distant horizon on a planet in a galaxy far, far away, conventional wisdom has held that binary-star systems can't host Earth-scale rocky planets.
As the two stars orbit each other like square-dance partners swinging arm in arm, regular variations in their gravitational tug would disrupt planet formation at the relatively close distances where rocky planets tend to appear.
Not so fast, say two astrophysicists. They argue that only are Tatooine-like planets likely to be out there. They could be as numerous as rocky planets orbiting single-star systems – which is to say, there could be large number of them.
Building rocky planets in a binary system not only is possible, it's "not even that hard," says Scott Kenyon, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who along with University of Utah astrophysicist Benjamin Bromley performed the calculations.
Researchers have found Jupiter-scale gas giants orbiting binary stars and have estimated that such gas giants are likely to be as common in binary systems as they are in systems with a single star.
"If that's true, then Earth-like planets around binaries are just as common as Earth-like planets around single stars," Dr. Kenyon says. "If they're not common, that tells you something about how they form or how they interact with the star over billions of years."
The modeling study grew out of work the two researchers were undertaking to figure out how the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon manage to share space with four smaller moons that orbit the two larger objects.
Pluto and Charon form a binary system that early in its history saw the two objects graze each other to generate a ring of dust that would become the additional moons.
The gravity the surrounding dust felt as Pluto and Charon swung about their shared center of mass would vary with clock-like precision.
Conventional wisdom held that this variable tug would trigger collisions at speeds too fast to allow the dust and larger chunks to merge into ever larger objects.
Kenyon and Dr. Bromley found that, in fact, the velocities would be smaller than people thought – no greater than the speeds would be around a single central object, where velocities are slow enough to allow the debris to bump gently and merge to build ever-larger objects.
They recognized that binary stars hosting planets are essentially scaled-up versions of the Pluto-Charon system. So they applied their calculations to a hypothetical binary star system with a circumstellar disk of dust and debris.
"The modest jostling in these orbits is the same modest jostling you'd get around a single star," Kenyon says, allowing rocky inner planets to form.
As for the Jupiter- or Neptune-scale planets found around binary stars, they would have formed farther out and migrated in over time, the researchers say, since there is too little material within the inner reaches of a circumstellar disk to build giant planets.
The duo's calculations imply that as more planets are discovered orbiting binary stars, a rising number of Tatooines will be among them.
Tatooine "was science fiction," Kenyon says. But "it's not so far from science reality."
Excerpt from newsmaine.netNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has always given priority to Mars mission but an announcement that NASA made showed that the agency will first begin work on an asteroid mission before it plans for Mars ...
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It is very interesting to know how, we, humans developed from our ancient forms into our present state today. Of how great that transformation would have been. If only there are answers that can satisfy our thirst for facts on how we really evolved.
Until today, one of the most prevailing theories about our evolution claimed that our genus, Homo, had evolved from smaller early humans who, eventually, became taller, heavier and longer-legged. This process in progression resulted in Homo erectus, who migrated out of Africa and colonized Eurasia.
While we know that small-bodied H. erectus, in average measured less than 5 feet tall and weighed below 50 kilograms and were living in southern Europe at about 1.77 million years ago, the origin of the larger body size associated with modern humans has been evasive.
The fewness or scarcity of the knowledge about the origin of larger members of the Homo genus is basically the outcome of the lack of evidence. Prior estimates of body size had been based on well-preserved specimens which were easy to assign a species to.
Considering the rarity and the inequality of these samples both in terms of space and time, little is known about the geographical and chronological variation in the body sizes of the early Homo.
The Universities of Cambridge and Tübingen conducted a joint study and the result showed that increases in body size occurred thousands of years after H. erectus left Africa; this growth in Homo body sizes primarily took place in the Koobi Fora region in modern Kenya.
Manuel Will, co-author of the study which has been published in the Journal of Human Evolution, then concluded that, “The evolution of larger bodies and longer legs can thus no longer be assumed to be the main driving factor behind the earliest excursions of our genus to Eurasia.
The team were able to estimate our earliest ancestors’ height and body mass by using tiny fragments of fossil. Their findings, rather surprisingly, indicate a huge diversity in body size; this is particularly surprising for the obvious reason that the wide variation we see in humans today is thought to be a relatively recent development.
Dr Jay Stock, co-author of the study, in a statement said, “If someone would ask you ‘are modern humans 6 foot tall and weigh 70kg?’ you’d probably answer,‘well some are, but many people are not,’ so what we’re starting to show is that this diversification happened really early in human evolution.”
Stock and Will, both co-authors of the study, are the first scientists in 2 decades to compare the body size of humans from between 1.5 and 2.5 million years ago. They are also the first to use fragmentary fossils – many as small as toes, none longer than 5cm – to estimate body sizes.
The researchers have also revealed substantial regional variation in the size of early humans by comparing measurements of fossils from sites in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Georgia. Those groups who lived in South African caves, for example, were 4.8 feet tall on average. Some of the skeletons found in Kenya’s Koobi Fora region would have stood nearly 6 feet tall, a height comparable to the average height of modern British males.
In addition, Stock said,“Basically every textbook on human evolution gives the perspective that one lineage of humans evolved larger bodies before spreading beyond Africa. But the evidence for this story about our origins and the dispersal out of Africa is just no longer fitting.
It is apparent that Stock and Will have rewritten the history of the development of early humans; diversity has deep roots amongst the Homo genus.
Excerpt from huffingtonpost.comWhen astronomers began studying other solar systems in the Milky Way galaxy back in the 1990s, they noticed something peculiar: most of these systems have big planets that circle their host stars in tight orbits, a fin...
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by A. True Ott, PhDNearly a decade ago, a dear friend and colleague of mine named Don Harkins authored a wonderfully thought-provoking piece entitled “Slavery and the Eight Veils”. Prior to Harkins’ untimely death, we discussed this “Eight-veils theory” for literally hours together – and in the end, Don asked me to write a piece about this for his newspaper, “The Idaho Observer.” He did this, because I had shared much of my research wi [...]