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As the detection of planets become commonplace around our neighboring stars, scientists can now begin exploring their possible properties and habitability. Using statistical analysis I determine a true range of elemental compositions amongst local stars and how this variation could affect possible planetary systems.

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    2014
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2014
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-101)
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    • Field of study: Astrophysics

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    by Michael Pagano

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