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Simulating Solar System Formation

Started by Unbeliever, April 21, 2018, 03:41:26 pm

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QuoteOur spacecraft have visited rocky asteroids and icy comets to collect invaluable data about the origin of the Solar System. And the orbits of Kuiper Belt Objects--tiny worlds far from the Sun--reveal that our planetary system had a terrifically violent past, when giant planets changed their orbits, wreaking gravitational havoc. Visualizations from the Academy's award-winning planetarium show Incoming! tell the story of this ancient interplanetary transformation.
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti