Thursday, December 20, 2007

Date the Solar System was Formed

Oh fun! The solar system now has an age: 4.6 beellion years (pinky lifted up to right side of mouth).

UC Davis researchers have dated the earliest step in the formation of the solar system -- when microscopic interstellar dust coalesced into mountain-sized chunks of rock -- to 4,568 million years ago, within a range of about 2,080,000 years...


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