Solar Shockwaves Contribute To Planet Formation | Out Of This World Weekly
protoplanets. These protoplanets would then have enough mass to collect any nearby gases and eventually form full sized planets and over time this would have formed the solar system as we know it today.
proto-star to T-Tauri type star and ultimately into a main sequence type G2V (Yellow Dwarf) star. These shockwaves are thought to cause gases to move away from the star and form regions of high enough density to cause them to contract. The first of these shockwaves would have formed the outer planets of Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune, very soon after the birth of the Sun. Jupiter, Saturn and the Asteroid belt could have formed in the next series of less powerful shockwaves about half a million to a million years apart. The inner rocky planets of Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury forming later in the least powerful and last set of shockwaves.