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NASA. /Notes/ Formation of Planets. NASA. The story so far:. NASA/JPL-Caltech/A. Noriega-Crespo (SSC/Caltech), Digital Sky Survey. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UIUC. http://www.redorbit.com/modules/reflib/article_images/6_a1ae8ebf66110513af3385295f837b59.jpg. Protoplanetary disk. NASA.

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NASA

/Notes/ Formation of Planets

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NASA

The story so far:

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Protoplanetary disk

NASA

Gas and dust left over from the formation of a star.

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http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~masset/movies/flyby.png

Gravity

Begins pulling together

bits of rock and gas

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Planetesimals

NASA

Baby planets

NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

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NASA

Planetesimals

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NASA

They’re violent

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

Planets form

Planetesimals collide and grow larger until they become planets