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Potential new mechanism for creating planets

Brian G Turner

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The standard model says that planets coalescence from clouds of dust and gas in space - but a new theory suggests that fragments of destroyed stars could be whizzing all over the galaxy, and once captured by a solar system, could be indistinguishable from native planets:

Milky Way’s core could be spewing out planet-sized star chunks
 

J Riff

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"These chunks of spaghettified stars will have a distinctive composition: each one will be a sample of a different part of its parent star. It’s like dicing a tomato.."
There's a trilogy lurking there somewhere.._ 'CoreSpew'.
 
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