Text: "Exploration of the Universe," by Abell, Morrison, and Wolff


Vocabulary: Chapter 20.3 (pages 357 -359)

You should be familiar with the following terms and concepts

properties of the solar system which any theory has to account for include:


dynamic constraints (what are they)


chemical constraints (what are they)


age constraints (what are they)


nebular hypothesis


collapse into a rotating disk








accretion (you need to understand this concept/process)


why Jupiter isn't a star


blasts of hot plasma

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