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Is Galactic Reality Too Scary For The PTB?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:29:51 -0000
Archived: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 07:42:20 -0500
Subject: Is Galactic Reality Too Scary For The PTB?


Looking back through history you can see the PTB _always_
clinging to out-of-date but `comfortable' views of the universe
- like saying the Earth is only 6,000 years old when the geology
clearly indicated otherwise.

Yesterday I was struck by a curiously low BBC estimate of the
number of stars in the Milky Way - so today looked up the same
story on Al-Jaz and it's still way too low:

www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/01/201211201855732166.html

More Planets Than Stars Found In Milky Way

"We used to think that Earth might be unique in our galaxy,"
said Daniel Kubas, a professor at the Institute of Astrophysics
in Paris, and a co-leader of the study. Now it seems that there
are literally billions of planets with masses similar to Earth
orbiting stars in the Milky Way."

Now here's what I remembered from a few years ago:

www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/q76.html

"to find out how many stars [in the Milky Way] you have to
divide by the average mass of a star ...say 0.3 solar masses, to
get an estimate for the number of stars which is well into the
trillions!"

Which seems to mean there are (several?) trillion planets in the
Milky Way - is that too scary for some folk?


Cheers

Ray D



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