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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Jul '13 17:45
    Finding star age gives the orbit!

    http://scitechdaily.com/hubble-reveals-link-between-stars-ages-and-their-orbits/

    A million stars in a box 120 light years on a side, well globular anyway, puts these stars an average of about 1.5 light years apart. That must be some night sky view for someone on a planet in the middle of that nest of stars?
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    23 Jul '13 00:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Finding star age gives the orbit!

    http://scitechdaily.com/hubble-reveals-link-between-stars-ages-and-their-orbits/

    A million stars in a box 120 light years on a side, well globular anyway, puts these stars an average of about 1.5 light years apart. That must be some night sky view for someone on a planet in the middle of that nest of stars?
    Globular clusters tend to be metal poor, so life is less likely.
  3. 23 Jul '13 20:36
    I'm with Sonhouse on this one.