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Posted by Not Important on May 25, 2002 04:17:39 UTC

The sun contains over 99% of the mass of our solar system, but only contains 2% of the solar systems angular momentum. So the planets contain
98% of the angular momentum, but only acount for less than 1% of the solar systems mass. The general theory is that the whole solar system was formed from a flattened disk of gas and dust. Thus the center of this disk (the sun eventually) would have the most angular momentum, and the outer edges (the planets) the least. But it is opposite now. How did the angular momentum get transfered from the center of the disk to the outside? There is no mechanism that we know of that could do this. I'm not sure the current theory of how our solar system came about is correct.

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