Laplace's nebular hypothesis

Laplace's nebular hypothesis

(lah-plahs ) See nebular hypothesis.
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Laplace's nebular hypothesis [22, 23] was often proposed as a starting point for stellar formation in the 19th century.
Laplace's nebular hypothesis (see 1796) had broken down over the fact that 98 percent of the angular momentum of the Solar System was concentrated in the planets, which made up only 0.1 percent of the total mass of the system.
Laplace's nebular hypothesis of the origin of the Solar System (see 1796) had held sway for a century, even though astronomers had grown steadily more dubious about it.