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6 matches found for search term planetoid, exact phrase.

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 (ac...
Keywords: solar nebula, formation, accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, Sun...

Emergence of the Terrestrials
This shows a view towards the Sun in the days when the terrestrial planets were forming from the protoplanetary disc, about 4500 million years ago. It shows an advanced stage in the process of planet formation....
Keywords: terrestrial planet, formation, planet, planetesimal, planetoid, accretion...

Fiery Birth
An illustration showing a primitive terrestrial planet, more properly called a protoplanet, in the process of formation. The planet grows as its gravity sucks in more and more rocky debris. The whole process takes hundreds of millions of years....
Keywords: accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, formation...

Lunar Naissance
This one is similar to Chaos and Order. Both show the formation of the Moon. The young Earth (left) is still surrounded by a ring of debris from which the Moon (right) has recently formed. The debris is the result of the Earth having been hit by a la...
Keywords: Moon, Earth, formation, planetoid, ring, accretion...

Protoplanet
This image is very similar to Fiery Birth andEmergence of the Terrestrials, showing a primitive terrestrial planet, or protoplanet, in the process of formation, 4500 million years ago....
Keywords: accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, formation...

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