accretion theory


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accretion theory

[ə′krē·shən ′thē·ə·rē]
(astronomy)
A theory that the solar system originated from vortices in a disk-shaped mass.
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Intensive monitoring of black holes over 8 decades in mass has established a rich data set with which to test accretion theory and probe strong gravity.
This is a confirmation of the core accretion theory for planet formation and evidence that planets of this kind should exist in abundance," said Greg Henry, an astronomer at Tennessee State University, Nashville.
The discovery of a supermassive black hole is a crucial confirmation of the black hole accretion theory of quasars.