Birth of the planets

Henbest, Nigel
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p30
Looks at theories on the creation of planets in the Solar System. Religious myth on the creation of Earth and the Universe; Michael Woolfson of the University of York's proposal on the condensation of a streamer of gas from the Sun into planets; Philosopher Immanuel Kant's idea that the planets condensed from a rotating disc of gas around the Sun; Mathematical theory of French physicist Pierre Simon de Laplace. INSET: A plan for the planets..


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