Origin of the solar system

  title={Origin of the solar system},
  author={Andrew J. R. Prentice},
  journal={The moon and the planets},
  • A. Prentice
  • Published 1 November 1978
  • Physics
  • The moon and the planets
AbstractA theory for the origin of the solar system, which is based on ideas of supersonic turbulent convection and indicates the possibility that the original Laplacian hypothesis may by valid, is presented.We suggest that the first stage of the Sun's formation consisted of the condensation of CNO ices (i.e. H2O, NH3, CH4,...) and later H2, including He as impurity atoms, at interstellar densities to from a cloud of solid grains. These grains then migrate under gravity to their common centre… 
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