Saturday, November 14, 2020

how long it takes to make a solar system

When I first spotted this article, I thought it said that our solar system formed 200 000 years ago. Ah, no. That ain't right. And immediately my BS radar triggered thinking it was some crackpot akin to a flat earther dismissing well-proven and documented science. What about the dinosaurs?!

Oops. My fault. I misread it...

The headline is: Solar system formed in less than 200,000 years.


The piece shares the conclusions from scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

"Previously, the timeframe of formation was not really known for our solar system," said cosmochemist Greg Brennecka, lead author of a paper appearing in Science. Now they have pinned down the time by aging molybdenum found on meteorites.

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