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The environment and physics of the early solar system

Salmeron, Raquel

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Astronomical observations and modelling suggest that stars assemble out of the gas and dust collected in the cores of vast clouds in interstellar space. These cores gravitationally attract more material from the surrounding cloud, until enough mass is concentrated to trigger their gravitational collapse. The result of this process is a growing object (a protostar), slowly fed by a flattened disc of material (aprotostellar disc) that encircles it. These discs are the analogues of the early solar...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72223
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2012.652669

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