Tuesday, November 16, 2010

dirty space news: planet-bearing stars

the last sentence of the abstract of this paper is just too good not to share.

"Finally, the fingering region is found to extend deeply into the star, a result which would provide a simple theoretical explanation to the measurements of higher lithium depletion rates in planet-bearing stars."


thanks to peter yoachim for thinking of me when he spotted some dirty astronomy ;)


heroineworshipper said...

There's a bad memory of grad school reading. There's been a lot less "a result which would provide a simple theoretical explanation" & the pay has been better.

Jim Miller said...

So what's that first line about - "What happened to the rest of the Mohicans?" - is this whole thing a hoax of some kind?