The Cradle of the Solar System

@article{Hester2004TheCO,
  title={The Cradle of the Solar System},
  author={J. Jeff Hester and Steven J. Desch and Kevin Robert Healy and Laurie A. Leshin},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={1116 - 1117}
}
The recent discovery of decay products of 60Fe in meteorites challenges conventional wisdom about the environment in which the Sun and planets formed. Rather than a region like the well-studied Taurus-Auriga molecular cloud, the solar system must have formed instead in a region more like the Eagle nebula--a region that contained one or more massive stars that went supernova, injecting newly synthesized radionuclides into the nascent solar system. In their Perspective, Hester et al. discuss a… Expand
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