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A brief survey of modern theories
5.1 The method of surveying theories
5.2 The Proto-planet Theory
5.3 The Capture Theory
5.4 The Solar Nebula Theory
5.5 The Modern Laplacian Theory
5.6 Analysing the modern theories
The Sun, planets and satellites
6.1 Surveying extant theories
6.2 Formation of the Sun: dualistic theories
6.2.1 The magnetic braking of solar spin
6.2.2 The solar spin axis
6.3 Formation of the Sun: monistic theories
6.3.1 Removing angular momentum from a collapsing nebula
6.4 Formation of planets
6.4.1 Planets from the Proto-planet Theory
6.4.2 Planets from the Capture Theory
6.4.3 Planets from the Solar Nebula Theory
6.4.4 Planets from the Modern Laplacian Theory
6.5.3 Satellites from the Capture Theory
6.6 Successes and remaining problems of modern theories
6.6.1 The Solar Nebula Theory
6.6.2 The Accretion Theory
6.6.3 The Modern Laplacian Theory
6.6.4 The Capture Theory
6.6.5 The Proto-planet Theory
Planetary orbits and angular momentum
7.1 The evolution of planetary orbits
7.1.1 Round-off due to tidal effects
7.1.2 Round-off in a resisting medium
7.1.3 Bode’s law
7.1.4 Commensurability of the Jovian satellite system
7.1.5 Commensurability of planetary orbits
7.2 Initial planetary orbits
7.2.1 The Accretion and Solar Nebula Theories
7.2.2 The Proto-planet Theory
7.2.3 The Capture Theory
7.3 Angular momentum
7.3.1 Angular momentum and the Proto-planet Theory
7.3.3 Angular momentum and the Capture Theory
7.3.4 Angular momentum and the Accretion Theory
7.4 The spin axes of the Sun and the planets
7.4.1 Spin axes and the Solar Nebula Theory
7.4.2 Spin axes and the Modern Laplacian Theory
7.4.3 Spin axes and the Accretion Theory
7.4.4 Spin axes and the Proto-planet Theory
7.4.5 Spin axes and the Capture Theory
A planetary collision
8.1 Interactions between proto-planets
8.1.1 Probabilities of interactions leading to escape
8.1.2 Probabilities of interactions leading to a collision
8.1.3 Numerical calculation of characteristic times
8.2 The Earth and Venus
8.2.1 A planetary collision; general considerations
8.2.2 A collision between planets A and B
The Moon
9.1 The origin of the Earth–Moon system
9.1.1 The fission hypothesis
9.1.2 Co-accretion of the Earth and the Moon
9.1.3 Capture of the Moon from a heliocentric orbit
9.1.4 The single impact theory
9.1.5 The Earth–Moon system from a planetary collision
9.2.1 Possible models of Moon formation
9.3 The physical structure of the Moon
9.3.1 Hemispherical asymmetry by bombardment
9.3.2 A collision history of the Moon
9.3.3 Mascons
9.3.4 Mascons and basalts in mare basins
9.3.5 Volcanism and the evolution of the Moon
9.3.6 Calculations of thermal evolution
9.4 Lunar magnetism
9.4.1 A dynamo theory
9.4.2 The induction model of lunar magnetism
9.5 Summary
Smaller planets and irregular satellites
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Mars
10.2.1 Mars according to accretion theories
10.2.2 Mars according to the planet-collision hypothesis
10.2.3 The Martian crust
10.2.4 The COM–COF offset
10.2.5 Polar wander on Mars
10.3 A general description of Mercury
10.3.1 Mercury and accretion theories
10.3.2 Mercury and the Capture Theory
10.4 Neptune, Pluto and Triton
10.4.1 Encounter scenarios for the Neptune–Triton–Pluto system
10.4.2 Comments on the Neptune–Triton–Pluto system
10.5 Irregular satellites
10.6 Summary
Asteroids, meteorites and comets
11.1 Asteroid formation
11.2 Meteorites
11.2.1 Stony meteorites
11.3 Stony irons
11.4 Iron meteorites
11.5 Information from meteorites
11.6 Isotopic anomalies in meteorites
11.6.1 Oxygen isotopic anomalies
11.6.2 Magnesium in meteorites
11.6.3 Neon in meteorites
11.6.4 Anomalies in silicon carbide grains
11.6.5 The deuterium anomaly
11.7 Explanations of isotopic anomalies in meteorites
11.7.1 A planetary collision origin for isotopic anomalies
11.8 Comets—a general survey
11.8.1 New comets and the Oort cloud
11.9 The inner-cloud scenario
11.10 Kuiper-belt objects
11.11 Comets from the planetary collision
11.12 Ideas about the origin and features of small bodies
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The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

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