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The Formation of the Solar System

The general consensus amongst astrophysicists is that our solar system was formed through a process of gravitational collapse of a dense cloud. Over time, a large portion of the mass settled at the center, forming the Sun. The formation of the sun produced a swirling disk called a solar nebula. This disk of matter orbiting […] Continue reading

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The Formation of the Universe

This video is one of the coolest things I’ve watched in a while. We’ve talked a lot in class about the formation of the universe and while it all seems to make sense, the scale (of both size and time) are not easy to wrap your head around. What makes this video so cool is […] Continue reading

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Protoplanet Publicity

Scientists have located what they believe to be the first direct observation of a planet forming in its stellar womb of gas and dust. Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, Sascha Quanz and an international team of scientists has been studying the young star HD 100546 and its surrounding gas. They were surprised when they spotted […] Continue reading

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The Sound of the Solar System!!

Recently I have started a new habit before bed, I try to watch one TED talk a night. I’ve really enjoyed this experience, and I have learned a lot about things I otherwise would never come across. I really love the variation in the talks, and it reminds me how much knowledge is out there! A few […] Continue reading

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