LOCATION : The Living Earth

The Living Earth

The solar system is a planetary system composed of the sun and planets, asteroids and comets. There are many theories on the origins of the planetary system but the majority of the modern debates are based on a foundation of I. Kant or P.S. Laplace’s opinion on the nebulae hypothesis. In this theory the sun and the planets were formed by dust and gas and the nebulae.

Approximately 50 years ago some small rock pieces and gases formed together to become a cloud mass and with a collapse in gravity slowly started to shrink. It seems that this was due to the fact that the nebulae density exceeded the critical value. It is also possible that this was caused due to the explosion of a supernova, with the shock waves stimulating the shrinkage of the gravity of the origin of the sun movement. It is considered that these substance masses were making slight rotating movements. As a result these substances shrank and with the quantity of motion preservation rule the rotating speed got faster.

If the rotating speed increases the centrifugal force also increases. The perpendicularity direction of the rotating axis strengthens to the greatest centrifugal force, whilst the centrifugal force of the axis direction becomes the smallest. In contrary to this, gravity affects all sides constantly. Though shrinkage occurs for the direction of the rotating in the perpendicularity direction shrinkage is unable to occur due to the obstruction of the centrifugal force. As a result, the gravity and centrifugal force reach equilibrium and the nebulae take on the form of a discus. The majority of the substance matter on the discus get drawn to the center due to gravity and thus the sun becomes formed. A part of the remaining substance became a planet by each individual rotating axis. With the distance from the sun being comparatively close the volatility was induced by the heat generated by the sun causing vaporization of the substances. Iron, nickel, silicon and such heavy elements gathered together and formed terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars). This is due to the fact that the above elements are ones which are able to survive in high temperatures as solids. On the other hand light substances which had a further distance from the sun such as hydrogen and helium collected to form Jovian planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune)

The other substances around the original Earth condensed and slowly grew continuously and as a result became today’s Earth. The Earth is but one of the constitutions of the solar system. However if we consider the fact that it is the grounds that we live our lives on then it is in fact an existence more important than anything.