nebular hypothesis

noun

Definition of nebular hypothesis

: a hypothesis in astronomy: the solar system has evolved from a hot gaseous nebula

First Known Use of nebular hypothesis

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Nebular hypothesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nebular%20hypothesis. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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