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PLANET FORMATION

Archaeology of the Solar System

A new model for the origin of the Solar System proposes planet building blocks formed fast from material that was transported outwards to cooler regions. It claims to be consistent with the properties of ancient meteorites.

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Fig. 1: Schematic of the Solar System formation model by Morbidelli et al.

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Ormel, C. Archaeology of the Solar System. Nat Astron 6, 16–17 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-021-01521-x

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