SETI bioastro: Protecting Humanity Against Space Rocks and Planet-Eating Stars

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 15:07:02 PDT


Insurance Plans for Humanity's Survival

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/mass_drivers_010510.html?Enews=y

The long-term survival of our species may depend not only on negating menacing asteroids and comets that threaten Earth, but colonizing free space, the Moon and Mars, researchers said at a recent conference at Princeton University.

Planet-Eating Stars Shape Solar Systems

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/planet_eater_010509.html?Enews=y

A distant Sun-like star has been accused of gobbling a giant planet, possibly the result of a deadly game of cosmic billiards in which the planets of a fledgling solar system are lured to disaster, flung into odd orbits or even ejected from the game altogether.


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