The Solar System Within the Universe

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
  • Michel Blanc
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
  • Francoise Roques
  • Philippe Zarka
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

To try to understand the nature of the Solar System, its origin, and its evolution, it is indispensable to consider it in its context, that of a universe in expansion, consisting of stars and galaxies. First, it is necessary to establish the distance scale that allows us to place the Solar System within its immediate surroundings: the nearby stars and galaxies, and the Local Group. Second, we briefly describe the universe at we view it today: the Big-Bang model and primordial nucleosynthesis; galaxies; stars and stellar nucleosynthesis; stellar formation; and interstellar medium.

Keywords

Burning Magnesium Dust Silicate Lithium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
    • 2
  • Michel Blanc
    • 3
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
    • 4
  • Francoise Roques
    • 4
  • Philippe Zarka
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche SpatialeObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire René BernasUniversité Paris XIOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Observatoire Midi-PyrenéesToulouseFrance
  4. 4.LESIAObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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