Was Jupiter the protosun's core?


THE differences between Jupiter and conventional stars are apparently due solely to its small mass. Therefore in looking for possible means of formation of the Solar System it is natural to attempt to establish the origin of the Jupiter–Sun binary system. The other planets could be just a by-product of the evolution of this system.

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DROBYSHEVSKI, E. Was Jupiter the protosun's core?. Nature 250, 35–36 (1974) doi:10.1038/250035a0

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