The Method Section: How Planets Form
00:00 – Intro
02:14 – Fun facts
05:14 – How are planets formed?
08:47 – Why are there no gas giants close to the sun?
14:04 – Arrokoth
19:58 – Ending and Outro
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Links from the show:
- Planets orbiting in the wrong direction
- Stern (2019) Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object
- Grundy (2020) Color, composition, and thermal environment of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth
- Spencer (2020) The geology and geophysics of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth
- McKinnon (2020) The solar nebula origin of (486958) Arrokoth, a primordial contact binary in the Kuiper Belt
This week on The Method Section, Tom talks about the formation of planets in our solar system! How did they form in the first place? What did our primordial solar system look like, what effects of the universe shaped it? Have you ever wondered why there are no gas giants close to the Sun or why looking far away in space is actually looking back in time? New research of a planetesimal called “Arrokoth”, in the Kuiper belt, is changing how we look at planetary formation. Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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