OK, so I understand our solar system formed from a huge cloud of gas and dust. But could a viable stellar system form from a vast cloud of jelly tots? If you are unfamiliar with the sweets, here’s a link.
The accretion process should work in a similar way, and I posit that hard gums will form under pressure as the tots clump together to form jellytesimals. However, would it be possible to form a star out of tots, or would it collapse under it’s own gravity before initiating fusion reactions? The composition of the tots might cause some problems.
For reference, the ingredients in a bag of tots are as follows:
“Sugar, Glucose syrup, Modified starch, Fruit juices 6% (Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime, Lemon), Acidity regulator (Trisodium citrate), Malic acid, Citric acid, Flavouring, Lactic acid, Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper complexes of chlorophyllins, Beta-carotene).”
Gives us plenty of hydrogen, and also a large abundance of oxygen and carbon. In addition to the listed ingredients, we should assume that the tots contain very small traces of all elements.
What would a planet formed out of tots be like? Could life conceivably arise on such a planet?
Finally, how many bags (25g) do I need to buy? (Although thinking about it, buying the 168g tubes would be more economical).
(Think there is just about enough here that can be answered factually for this thread to go in GQ).