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Early solar system studies affirm RTB’s cosmic creation model by corroborating the timescale of planetary growth. Using cratering records and radiometric dating techniques, planetary scientists dated the formation of rocky planets to around 50 million years after the birth of the solar system. Two US scientists simulated the growth of kilometer-sized planetesimals (early solar system bodies) in the inner region around a sun-type star. For all types of disks investigated, the team found a timescale for planet formation of 10-100 million years—in good agreement with measured dates. Such confirmation of previous results argues for the validity of RTB’s scientifically and biblically derived creation model.
- Scott J. Kenyon and Benjamin C. Bromley, “Terrestrial Planet Formation. I. The Transition from Oligarchic Growth to Chaotic Growth,” Astronomical Journal 131 (2006): 1837-50.
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