How special is the Solar System?

  title={How special is the Solar System?},
  author={Martin E. Beer and A. R. King and Mal Leicester and Stsci and Cambridge},
Most mechanisms proposed for the formation of planets are modified versions of the mechanism proposed for the solar system. Here we argue that, in terms of those planetary systems which have been observed, the case for the solar system being a typical planetary system has yet to be established. We consider the possibility that most observed planetary systems have been formed in some quite different way. If so, it may be that none of the observed planetary systems is likely to harbour an earth… Expand
The formation of solar-system analogs in young star clusters
The solar system was once rich in the short-lived radionuclide (SLR) 26Al but poor in 60Fe. Several models have been proposed to explain these anomalous abundances in SLRs, but none has been setExpand
Hypothesis and Feasible Mechanism for Appearance of Post-Post-Fe Nuclei in Solar System
Conventional models do not fully explain composition of the solar system – for example, the presence of p-nuclei and post-post-Fe-nuclei remains not yet understood (and is one of the great unresolvedExpand
Heavy Metal Rules. I. Exoplanet Incidence and Metallicity
The discovery of only a handful of exoplanets required establishing a correlation between giant planet occurrence and metallicity of their host stars. More than 20 years have already passed from thatExpand
Habitable Zones in the Universe
  • G. González
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
  • 2005
This work reviews the historical development of the concept of habitable zones, the present state of the research, and suggest ways to make progress on each of the habitable zones and to unify them into a single concept encompassing the entire universe. Expand
The Exoplanet Handbook
1. Introduction 2. Radial velocities 3. Astrometry 4. Timing 5. Microlensing 6. Transits 7. Imaging 8. Host stars 9. Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets 10. Formation and evolution 11. InteriorsExpand
Copernicanism and the typicality in time
Abstract How special (or not) is the epoch we are living in? What is the appropriate reference class for embedding the observations made at the present time? How probable – or else – is anything weExpand
Hypothesis about Enrichment of Solar System
Despite significant progress in the understanding of galactic nucleosynthesis and its influence on the solar system neighborhood, challenges remain in the understanding of enrichment of the solarExpand