Definitions for "Nebular hypothesis"
Keywords:  condensed, theory, dust, laplace, solar
Theory that supposes the Solar System originated from a condensed cloud of gas and dust; first put into mathematical form by Laplace (1796) and modified by a number of modern physicist and astronomers.
A theory of the formation of the planets that states that a rotating nebula contracted and was then torn into fragments by centrifugal forces, with planets condensing from the fragments.
a general theory that describes how stars and their associated solar systems are formed from the condensation of clouds of dust and gas in space