TITLE

Birth of the planets

AUTHOR(S)
Henbest, Nigel
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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..
ACCESSION #
10552595

 

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