Yes there have been threads before. But they were either not devoted to this or several years old. So I felt like making a new one. Especially after reading this
. Interesting stuff, apparently Gas giants would be almost impossible to form in this scenario. NOTE: this situation is what I'd described in one of my earlier posts as a "Mid" system.
Then there's Rigel
. Which a combination of a "far" system, and a "mid" system.
Love to see a planetary formation model done for that one.
For a definition of "near", we have spectroscopic binaries
. Too close together for their seperateness to really influence planetary formation. Thus they'd be only be distinct visually. Algol
makes a nice reference here.
Yes I understand it's not a priority item but still..... Like the Moons thing it seems like something worth persuing in future versions.
EDIT: I did a mockup..... This would be "Near".
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/ ... uryC2B.jpg
And I did one for "Mid".
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/ ... taninC.jpg
And now we have an example of "Far".
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/ ... /rigel.jpg