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Cosmic History: Stellar and Planetary Formation

Source: Space.com

Our cosmic neighborhood, the solar system, formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago with the birth of the Sun.

Stars are born in dense, gaseous regions called molecular clouds, which are cold enough for atoms to form molecules. Over time, one area within the molecular cloud will become slightly denser than others. This triggers the process of star formation, which spans millions…

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Simone Lilavois

Simone Lilavois

Simone Lilavois is a NYC high school student passionate about understanding the nature of existence in relation to the Cosmos.