duminică, 1 februarie 2009

New Scientist: The Six Biggest Mysteries of Our Solar System

Once upon a time, 4.6 billion years ago, something was brewing in an unremarkable backwater of the Milky Way. The ragbag of stuff that suffuses the inconsequential, in-between bits of all galaxies - hydrogen and helium gas with just a sprinkling of solid dust - had begun to condense and form molecules. Unable to resist its own weight, part of this newly formed molecular cloud collapsed in on itself. In the ensuing heat and confusion, a star was born - our sun.Full story:

* Modern Science and the Ancient Writings on the Genesis of the Solar System:
* New Scientist: Is there a Planet X?:
* New Scientist: The mystery of Planet X:
* NASA and Planet X: