[LMB] Woot! Ladies, Gentlemen and Gentleherms, we have FOUND Pol!

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Jan 15 00:57:09 GMT 2011

On Jan 14, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Daniel R. Reitman wrote:

> Pollux is classified as K0IIIb, which means it's off the main sequence.
> Its luminosity is about 32 times solar luminosity.  The evolution from
> main sequence to giant probably sterilized anything that would have been
> habitable during the main sequence period not left sufficient time for
> life to evolve on anything warmed to habitable temperatures by the
> increased luminosity.

Agreed.   But does a planet have to have life in order to be colonized?

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