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The formation of the solar system; a recipe for worlds

Sara S. Russell
The formation of the solar system; a recipe for worlds (in Comets, Michael E. Zolensky and Monica M. Grady)
Elements (April 2018) 14 (2): 113-118


This paper summarises the recipe - the raw and processed ingredients plus some of the processes - behind making our solar system 4,600 million years ago. Like a gourmand recipe, the solar system formed from many disparate ingredients, many of these ingredients themselves being the products of complex processes. Thus, to create the habitable solar system we see today required extensive work and processing. However, unlike a food recipe, much of how this happened is poorly understood, although a combination of new observations and analysis is ensuring that progress continues to be made.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 14
Serial Issue: 2
Title: The formation of the solar system; a recipe for worlds
Title: Comets
Author(s): Russell, Sara S.
Author(s): Zolensky, Michael E.
Author(s): Grady, Monica M.
Affiliation: Natural History Museum, Department of Earth Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 113-118
Published: 201804
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 31
Accession Number: 2018-057802
Categories: Extraterrestrial geologyPetrology of meteorites and tektites
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201831
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