Science: Planets from Nova?

Proxima Centauri, the sun's nearest neighbor among the stars, is 25 trillion miles away from Earth. Even if it had a family of planets, no telescope could reveal them. According to Sir James Jeans, a star which has a brood of planets must be an exceedingly rare thing in the sky; the solar system may be unique among the billions of stars which constitute the Milky Way galaxy. To Sir James it is a simple matter of mathematical probability. He has done much to propagate the "tidal theory" of the solar system's origin which...

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