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Cameron 1973

Cameron, A.G.W., 1973: History of the solar system. Earth-Sci. Rev., 9, 125-137, doi:10.1016/0012-8252(73)90075-5.

A brief introduction is given to the various approaches which have been followed in attempting to construct models of the origin of the solar system. The author then outlines in more detail one of the more recent approaches, involving models of a massive primitive solar nebula. In this approach a massive gaseous disk is first formed during the course of star formation, and the Sun must subsequently form from the disk as a result of hydrodynamical dissipation processes. Both the dissipation and the accompanying formation of the planets are estimated to require only a few thousand years. As a consequence, there was little time for the Earth to radiate its energy of gravitational accretion, and the primitive Earth must have been extremely hot.

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  author={Cameron, A. G. W.},
  title={History of the solar system},
  journal={Earth-Science Reviews},

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ID  - ca05910z
AU  - Cameron, A. G. W.
PY  - 1973
TI  - History of the solar system
JA  - Earth-Sci. Rev.
JO  - Earth-Science Reviews
VL  - 9
SP  - 125
EP  - 137
DO  - 10.1016/0012-8252(73)90075-5
ER  -

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