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Artwork showing the formation of the solar system

Artwork showing the formation of the solar system

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DAVID A. HARDY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID A. HARDY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Artist's impression of the formation of the Solar System almost 5 billion years ago. The "protosun" is surrounded by rings of gas, in which swarmed planetesimals up to several kilometres across, from which the planets gradually accreted.

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