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Computational models indicate that creating a solar system, such as the one in which we live, has significant variables.
From a news release by NASA, dated February 28, 2013, the Birth of a Planet was observed from Earth through the Hubble Telescope that possibly showed a proto planet being born from a star.
A University of Central Florida experiment that could help explain how planets formed in our solar system has won a free ride to the International Space Station in 2013.
A new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests the size and location of an asteroid belt may determine whether life can evolve on a planet.
Shockwaves emitted by our young sun in its early days would have caused the planets in our solar system to form, according to research presented at the European Planetary Science Congress.
A previously unknown mineral has been found in a meteorite that fell to Earth in 1969, according to a Caltech geologist who has been studying the meteoric sample since 2007.
Astrophysicists at a UK university have found a quartet of white dwarf stars which they say are in the process of consuming exoplanets that were once similar in composition to Earth.
Earth could be as much as 70 million years younger than scientists originally believed, according to a new study which claims that it could have taken the planet 100 million years to reach its current size instead of the widely believed 30 million years.
For decades, researchers have been puzzled over the origins of Saturnâ€™s baby moons, which, according to many models, are so small that they should have been blown to pieces long ago by impacts with asteroids and comets.
Cosmogony -- Cosmogony is the study of the origins of celestial objects. It is most commonly used to refer to the study of the origin of the solar system. Currently, the most widely accepted theory is that the solar system was formed roughly 5 billion years ago with the collapse of a nebula of gas and dust, likely caused by shock waves generated by a nearby supernova. The solar system would have formed as a member of a star cluster, now long-since dispersed throughout the Milky Way over...
Solar Nebula -- In astronomy, the solar nebula is the gaseous cloud from which, in the so-called nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system, the Sun and planets formed by condensation. In 1755 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant suggested that a nebula in slow rotation, gradually pulled together by its own gravitational force and flattened into a spinning disk, gave birth to the Sun and planets. A similar model, but with the planets being formed before the Sun, was proposed...
The Solar System refers to the area in space that is dominated by our own Sun. It is comprised of the Sun and its associated astronomical objects that are held in its gravitational orbit. The Solar System was formed as a result of the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The mass of this system is located almost entirely in the Sun. Apart from the Sun, a high percentage of the remainder of the system’s mass is located in the eight solitary planets that...
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