planetesimal theory


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planetesimal theory

(plăn'ĭtĕs`əməl): see solar systemsolar system,
the sun and the surrounding planets, natural satellites, dwarf planets, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets that are bound by its gravity. The sun is by far the most massive part of the solar system, containing almost 99.9% of the system's total mass.
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planetesimal theory

(plan-ĕ-tess -ă-măl) See encounter theories.