planetesimal hypothesis


Definition of planetesimal hypothesis

: a hypothesis in astronomy: the planets have evolved by aggregation from planetesimals

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Recent Examples on the Web So far, the planetesimal hypothesis seems to be the only explanation that fits the spectra seen. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Think They've Found a Dead Planetary Core Orbiting a Dead Star," 4 Apr. 2019

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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