September 18th, 2008

lander

Picture - the near-collision hypothesis

I've decided to expand the weird science section a little - one of the things I'm adding is a picture of the near-collision hypothesis for the formation of the solar system. Couldn't find an image on line, so I had to model my own. When I was a kid I used to own a 1950s astronomy book that was a bit behind the times and still used this theory - I'm sure their picture was better, or at least I remember it that way, but it means I have a general idea of what it's supposed to look like.
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