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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
Solar System Formation
Here, I show the early Solar System – well, not necessarily our solar system. Gas and dust has lumped together to form asteroid-sized planetesimals, and these will then come together to form the larger bodies astronomers call planetoids. Soon, the ...
Keywords: formation, accretion, planetesimal, solar nebula