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    Default why is Mercury so far from the Sun?



    compared to Kepler finds...

    Why Is Mercury So Far from the Sun?
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    Default Re: why is Mercury so far from the Sun?

    Because Jupiter put it there........

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    Default Re: why is Mercury so far from the Sun?

    Huh, nice. This is something I have thought about, and noticed before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingNothing13 View Post
    Huh, nice. This is something I have thought about, and noticed before.
    Oh I think this is only the beginning. Bodes law looked all very cute and organized when you only had a data point of one. If I was in school now trying to become an astronomer I think planetary system formation theories would be an emerging area of research with lots of room for newcomers
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    Default Re: why is Mercury so far from the Sun?

    Quote Originally Posted by MG1692 View Post
    Oh I think this is only the beginning. Bodes law looked all very cute and organized when you only had a data point of one. If I was in school now trying to become an astronomer I think planetary system formation theories would be an emerging area of research with lots of room for newcomers
    It's messy enough to feed legions of grad students. I'm sure we'll find something less worthy to spend on.

 

 

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