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A Comprehensive Comparison of the Sun to Other Stars: Searching for Self-Selection Effects

Robles, Jose; Lineweaver, Charles; Grether, Daniel; Flynn, Chris; Egan, Chas; Pracy, Michael B; Holmberg, Johan; Gardner, Esko


If the origin of life and the evolution of observers on a planet is favored by atypical properties of a planet's host star, we would expect our Sun to be atypical with respect to such properties. The Sun has been described by previous studies as both typical and atypical. In an effort to reduce this ambiguity and quantify how typical the Sun is, we identify 11 maximally independent properties that have plausible correlations with habitability and that have been observed by, or can be derived...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/589985


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