Terrestrial Planet Formation

Some articles on planets, planet, formation:

Outer Planets
... The outer planets are those planets in the Solar System beyond the asteroid belt, and hence refers to the gas giants, which are in order of their distance from the Sun Jupiter is the largest ... Saturn is the second largest planet, with a large and bright ring system ... The outer planets all have ring systems, although all but Saturn's are faint ...
Koprulu Sector - Bhekar Ro
... Bhekar Ro is a fringe planet in Terran space with unpredictable weather ... fleeing from the Terran Confederacy, settling on the planet in hope of living independently and self-sustaining ... The only settlement on the planet is Free Haven, built by the first colonists who came to Bhekar Ro to escape from the Terran Confederacy ...
Koprulu Sector - Aiur
... the Protoss are the only intelligent life to have evolved on the planet, though the process was enhanced and sped up by the Xel'Naga ... The planet suffered tremendous damage, though with the conflict's resolution the Protoss were able to rebuild and use the planet to expand outwards, colonizing other worlds ... was during Episode II that the Zerg invaded the planet and ravaged its surface ...
Planet - Related Terms
... Comet Double planet Dwarf planet Extrasolar planet (or Exoplanet) – celestial body outside the Solar System Mesoplanet Minor planet – celestial body smaller than a planet ...
Nebular Hypothesis - Formation of Planets - Giant Planets
... The formation of giant planets is an outstanding problem in the planetary sciences ... In the framework of the Solar Nebular Model two theories for their formation exist ... The first one is the disk instability model, where giant planets form in the massive protoplanetary disks as a result of its gravitational fragmentation (see above) ...

Famous quotes containing the words formation and/or planet:

    The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
    Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

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