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The Formation of the Solar System1

Nature volume 31, pages 194196 | Download Citation



THE aspect of the heavens, the appearance of the planets, do not give us the least idea of the solar system. In order to understand it well, we must in imagination quit our world altogether, and remove ourselves to a distance, so as to embrace in one glance the little system of which so ordinary a star as our sun occupies the centre.

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