Orderly Motions in the Solar System

Orderly Motions in the Solar System - all planets orbit in...

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Orderly Motions in the Solar System The Sun formed in the very center of the nebula. temperature & density were high enough for nuclear fusion reactions to begin The planets formed in the rest of the disk. This would explain the following: all planets lie along one plane (in the disk)
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Unformatted text preview: all planets orbit in one direction (the spin direction of the disk) the Sun rotates in the same direction the planets would tend to rotate in this same direction most moons orbit in this direction most planetary orbits are near circular (collisions in the disk)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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