The Cradle of the Solar System

  title={The Cradle of the Solar System},
  author={J. Hester and S. Desch and K. R. Healy and L. Leshin},
  pages={1116 - 1117}
  • J. Hester, S. Desch, +1 author L. Leshin
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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