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The stellar age and lifetime parameters need to be tweaked
DeathStarDate: Sunday, 31.05.2015, 17:09 | Message # 1
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These two have a serious flaw, and I feel that it could be fixed relatively easily.

I've noticed what might be an oversight - the correlation between age and lifetime. Currently, age is dependant on the lifetime of the star, never being older than the lifetime. However, here is a problem I've noticed: age is calculated from the formation of the star, while lifetime seems to be calculated only for the current evolutionary stage. This gives implausible results, such as two solar-mass orange giants being a measly 200 million years old, while the age should be in billions of years.

Also, a minor suggestion not related directly to the problem itself, but it is related to planetary ages:
 
36ophiuchiDate: Tuesday, 09.06.2015, 22:42 | Message # 2
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Interesting point. Generally, I also agree with the second recommendation, although it would be rather arbitrary as to what exactly "slightly" younger can mean. A number in the single digit-million years spectrum would be realistic, though.
 
WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 10.06.2015, 01:53 | Message # 3
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I think these are good suggestions. smile




 
DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 10.06.2015, 20:09 | Message # 4
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Quote 36ophiuchi ()
A number in the single digit-million years spectrum would be realistic, though.


That's what I was thinking. 1-10 million years would be good.

Quote Watsisname ()
I think these are good suggestions.


Thanks!
 
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