Are Solar Systems Commonplace?
- The process of solar system formation that we
have discussed is called the ``Nebular Hypothesis".
- An interstellar cloud collapses under the influence of
- Due to a slight bit of rotation the collapsing cloud flattens
to form a rotating disk.
- Planets grow in the disk through the process of accretion.
- This process is common to all stars.
Many other stars should have solar systems.
Created May 2, 1996