A history of the solar system presents a concise history of the solar system from its origins to the present day aimed at a general readership abundantly illustrated. Our solar system formed much later about 46 billion years ago it began as a gigantic cloud of dust and gas created by leftover supernova debris the death of other stars created our own the cloud which orbited the center of our galaxy was mostly hydrogen with some helium and traces of heavier elements forged by prior stars. A history of the solar system is a timely review of both the observations and the theoretical work the data tests vita finzi presents a number of short chapters each focusing on an important aspect of the development of the solar system as it is now seen chapters contain extensive citations to the research literature providing readers with opportunities to pursue subjects more deeply summing up recommended lower and upper division undergraduates faculty general readers . The formation and evolution of the solar system began about 457 billion years ago with the gravitational collapse of a small part of a giant molecular cloud most of the collapsing mass collected in the center forming the sun while the rest flattened into a protoplanetary disk out of which the planets moons asteroids and other small solar system bodies formed
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