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moons (of exoplanets)

Researchers: Moons make planets habitable — but not all planets can have them

University of Rochester: The researchers found that rocky planets larger than six times the mass of Earth (6M) and icy planets larger than one Earth mass (1M) produce fully—rather than partially—vaporized disks, and these fully-vaporized disks are not capable of forming fractionally large moons. Read More ›