Birth of the Solar System
Diagram of the Solar System's birth in four stages
Birth of the Solar System
What you see here is an impression of our Solar System forming, from the initial supernova that started the contraction of a gas cloud. As the cloud collapses and spins, it gets flatter. Soon, pieces of material in the disc begin to lump together (accrete) to make ever larger bits that will one day form planets.

Title: Birth of the Solar System

Category: Solar System

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2002

Client: Cambridge University Press


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