Origin of the Solar System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228631, 9781483258492

Origin of the Solar System

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, January 23-24, 1962

Editors: Robert Jastrow A. G. W. Cameron
eBook ISBN: 9781483258492
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 190
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Origin of the Solar System covers the proceedings of the conference held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York on January 23-24, 1962. The book focuses on the issues related with the origin and development of the solar system, as well as star formation, solar nebula, and protostars.
The selection first offers information on the historical review of theories of the origin of the solar system, including the role of turbulence, influence of electric and magnetic effects, and modern tidal theories. The book also ponders on star formation and contraction of the sun toward the main sequence. Discussions focus on the environment and stages of star formation, instability of protostar, collapse and fragmentation, and Helmholtz contraction of protostar.
The text evaluates the formation of the planets, light nuclei, and solar nebula and dissipation of the solar nebula. The book also takes a look at meteorites and the early history of the solar system, as well as early thermal history of meteoritic matter, chemical fractionations in chondrites, and extinct radioactivity and general isotopic anomalies.
The selection is a dependable source of information for readers interested in the origin of the solar system.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors Preface and Introduction Historical Review of Theories of the Origin of the Solar System I. Descartes' Vortex Theory II. The First Tidal Theory III. The Nebular Hypothesis: Kant IV. The Nebular Hypothesis : LaPlace V. The Influence of Electric and Magnetic Effects VI. Modern Tidal Theories VII. The Binary and Triple Star Theories VIII. A Revival of Kant's Theory IX. Again the Solar Magnetic Field X. The Supernova Hypothesis XI. The Role of Turbulence XII. The Dust-Cloud Hypothesis XIII. Gravitational Instability in the Solar Nebula XIV. An Extension of von Weizsäker's Theory XV. The Russian School of Cosmogony XVI. Evidence from the Meteorites XVII. Recent Developments and Future Prospects References Star Formation I. Introduction II. Environment of Star Formation III. Stages in Star Formation IV. Stage One—Formation of Interstellar Clouds V. Start of Second Stage—Instability of Protostar VI. Development of Second Stage—Collapse and Fragmentation VII. Stage Three—Helmholtz Contraction of Protostar VIII. Stage Four—Second Collapse Contraction of the Sun toward the Main Sequence Formation of the Planets Dissipation of the Solar Nebula Formation of Light Nuclei The Formation of the Solar Nebula Meteorites and the Early History of the Solar System I. Introduction II. Early Thermal History of Meteoritic Matter III. Primordial Noble Gases IV. Chemical Fractionations in Chondrites V. Extinct Radioactivity and General Isotopic Anomalies VI. Conclusions References Properties of Chondrules—I Properties of Chondrules—II The Interiors of the Planets Problems Requiring Solution Subject Index


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