July 14, 2004
Worm Planet

New Scientist is featuring this article detailing the results of microgravity experiment on planet formation launched in 1999:

The experiments showed that dust particles seem to grow in long strings as opposed to clumps, as originally thought.

This experiment helps explain the interactions of particles in the very beginning of planetary formation, which is very poorly understood.

Posted by scott at July 14, 2004 12:02 PM

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