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Good afternoon tutors! The planet orbiting 51 Pegasi has a mass of at least halfJupiter's mass.

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Exploring Other Systems

            Begin by selectingthe system 51 Pegasi. The planet orbiting 51 Pegasi has a mass of at least halfJupiter’s mass. 

Questions 5: Zoom outso you can compare this planet to those in our solar system (you can click anddrag to change the scale). Is this planet like any in our solar system? In whatways is it similar or different?

Questions 6: Selectthe system HD 93083. The planet b is in this star's CHZX. It also has a mass ofat least 0.37 Jupiter masses. Is the planet a likely candidate to have lifelike Earth? Why or why not?


            Now we are going to investigatehabitability zones on the scale of the entire Milky Way Galaxy. The twocompeting factors that we will look at are 1) the likelihood of planets forming(since we assume that life needs a planet to evolve on), and 2) the likelihoodof life being wiped out by a cosmic catastrophe.

            Open up the Milky Way HabitabiltyExplorer. Each of the two factors described above are illustrated in a graph asa function of distance from the galactic center.


Question 7: What factor influences therate of planet formation? How does this vary as a function of a star system’sdistance from the center of the Milky Way?


Question 8: What sort of events can wipeout life on a planet? How does the likelihood of extinction for life varydepending upon a star system’s distance from the center of the Milky Way?


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