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These compounds arrived in the inner planets after their initial formation,most likely brought by impacts of planetesimals formed in the outskirtsof the solar system .

Contraction of insterstellar cloud

About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largestmember of the , the nearest to ourown .

Overrecent years we have gathered evidence in support of this theory.

The oldest rocks on Earth are about 3.9 billions years old. There are not very many of such old rocks around since the surface of the Earth has been thoroughly resurfaced. The oldest lunar rocks are about 4.4 billion years old. The oldest rocks ever encountered are meteorites, some of which are as old as 4.6 billion years. These meteorite rocks are thought to have formed during the early condensation of the solar nebula. The planets formed about 0.1 billion (100 million) years later. So, the age of the Earth is probably close to about 4.5 billion years.

The rotation of the disk prevented further collapse of the disk.

Here we are happily talking about the solar system being 4.5 billion years old, but how do wethat the solar system is this old? What is the scientific evidence? The main evidence comes from radioactivity. A few elements are unstable and are likely to "decay" - that is, emit a particle and become a different element. For example, an isotope of potassium (potassium-40) decays to an isotope of argon (argon-40) with a half-life of 1.3 billion years. This means that 1 kilogram of pure potassium-40 would, over 1.3 billion years, turn into 1/2 a kilogram of argon-40 and 1/2 kilogram of remaining potassium-40. Then, another 1.3 billion years later, the 1/2 kilogram of potassium-40 reduces to 1/4 kilogram and another 1/4 kilogram of argon-40. Therefore, we can find out the age of a lump of rock by measuring the ratio of potassium-40 to argon-40 - see figure 8.17.

if seen from above the North pole of the Sunthey all revolve in a counter-clockwise direction).
Terrestrial planets are dense, rocky and small, while jovian planets are gaseous and large.

Most of these fragments have the size of sand grains.

JayGaBany () Explanation: , sometimes called the Silver DollarGalaxy, is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible -and also one of the dustiest.

The Orion Nebula, an interstellar cloud in which starsystems and possibly planets are forming.

Uranus' axis tilt may have been caused by a large impact.

Near the Sun, where the T was higher, only the heaviest compounds condensed forming heavy , including compunds of aluminum, titanium, iron, nickel, and, at somewhat cooler temperatures, the silicates.

As collapse proceeded, the rotation speed of the cloud was gradually increasing dueto .

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Only the biggest planetesimals survived this fragmentation process andcontinued to slowly grow into by accretion of planetesimals of similar composition.