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Offline gazza711

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why would planets formed from gas be spherical.
« on: 08/07/2015 18:26:42 »
As asked.


 

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Re: why would planets formed from gas be spherical.
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2015 23:02:48 »
gravity and intermolecular interactions.
 

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Re: why would planets formed from gas be spherical.
« Reply #2 on: 08/07/2015 23:24:11 »
There being no preferred direction in the absence of anything else, the most probable form for the coalescence of particles in space is wholly symmetrical about any axis or plane, i.e. spherical. 
 

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