Dust to Dust, to Planets?
Xuening Bai and James M. Stone
This image illustrates a crucial stage of planet formation: aerodynamical interactions between the gas and the pebbles collect the latter into very dense clumps (bright regions). In turn, these clumps become planetesimals, the building blocks of planets.Xuening Bai and James M. Stone, via Princeton University Art of Science Competition
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