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Is our Sun a singleton?

Davies, M B; Malmberg, D; Chambers, J E; Church, R P; De Angeli, F; Mackey, Alasdair; Wilkinson, Mark, I.


All stars are formed in some form of cluster or association. These environments can have a much higher number density of stars than the field of the galaxy. Such crowded places are hostile environments: a large fraction of initially single stars will undergo close encounters with other stars or exchange into binaries. We describe how such close encounters and exchange encounters will affect the properties of a planetary system around a single star. We define singletons as single stars which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Physica Scripta
DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2008/T130/014030


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