The mass of Pollux

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The mass of Pollux

Post by Lazarus on 29th May 2012, 1:37 pm

The Mass of the Planet-hosting Giant Star Beta Geminorum Determined from its p-mode Oscillation Spectrum

Estimating the properties of red giants from evolutionary tracks is difficult due to the way stellar evolution operates. Using asteroseismology gives 1.91 0.09 M.
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