The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

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Imperial College Press, 2007 - 340 Seiten
This book traces the development of ideas about the origin of the Solar System from ancient times to the present day. A survey of more modern ideas, covering the last 200 years or so, highlights the difficulties experienced by theories and also points the way towards the development of a more successful theory. In particular, the current OC standard modelOCO OCo the Solar Nebula Theory OCo is examined and discussed in some detail. After more than thirty years of development, this theory has still not settled down into an agreed form, as it experiences both theoretical difficulties and problems with reconciling new observations. By contrast, the Capture Theory, developed over the last forty years by the author, and supported by recent observations provides a complete description of the formation of the Solar System, including an evolutionary hypothesis that explains the detailed structure of the system. Written in an informative yet accessible manner, this book will appeal to both specialist and non-specialist readers alike. Sample Chapter(s). Introduction (47 KB). Chapter 1: Theories Come and Theories Go (94 KB). Contents: Enlightenment; The Solar System: Features and Problems; New Knowledge; The Return of the Nebula; Making Stars; Capture; The Biggish-Bang Hypothesis. Readership: Students with a background in basic science, and members of the informed public."
 

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The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

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This update to the original 2007 edition integrates the advancements made in solar science over the past seven years. Given all the breakthroughs in exoplanet research experienced over that time frame ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Enlightenment
17
Features and Problems
41
New Knowledge
91
The Return of the Nebula
117
Making Stars
157
Capture
179
The BiggishBang Hypothesis
229
Epilogue An Autumn Evening
303
Bibliography
305
Index
313
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