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A book that offers a new theory of Solar System formation. Other articles describe further evolution in the universe.
The theory presented here is that stars existing in pairs can create an environment suitable for planet formation by means of a supernova undergone by the larger star, and then condensation of the remnant material into a nebula, from which planets can be formed around the remaining Sun. Further, the one-time presence of a third star in this system is also proposed, in order to account for some of the unique features of the planets.
Other articles in the book describe different evolutionary processes occurring in the universe.
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A NEW THEORY OF SOLAR SYSTEM
Once, in a far-away area of space and time, a system of three stars was formed. At the center a massive star was companion to a more ordinary Sun. Another star existed on the outer edges of this system.
In the outer regions of the system gas giant planets began to form from a nebula of gas and dust. Around them satellites and ring systems also began to form.
At a later stage in this evolutionary history, after the outer planets had formed, the large inner star erupted into a supernova, powerful enough to completely destroy the star, leaving only remnants of a fragmented iron core. As a result, catastrophic changes occurred in the system. From the resulting nebular material released into space by the supernova, dense, rocky planets began to form around the resulting iron core remnants, in the inner area of the system.
So began the evolution of a Solar System from the remnants of a former star. We exist on the edge of this remnant of a star that died so we might live..