3. Solar System Formation and Early Evolution: the First 100 Million Years

  title={3. Solar System Formation and Early Evolution: the First 100 Million Years},
  author={T. Montmerle and J. Augereau and M. Chaussidon and M. Gounelle and B. Marty and A. Morbidelli},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  • T. Montmerle, J. Augereau, +3 authors A. Morbidelli
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
  • The solar system, as we know it today, is about 4.5 billion years old. It is widely believed that it was essentially completed 100 million years after the formation of the Sun, which itself took less than 1 million years, although the exact chronology remains highly uncertain. For instance: which, of the giant planets or the terrestrial planets, formed first, and how? How did they acquire their mass? What was the early evolution of the “primitive solar nebula” (solar nebula for short)? What is… CONTINUE READING
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