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tidal theory Theory of the origin of the solar system, involving the approach near the Sun of another star. This set up tidal forces, and the instability of the Sun resulted in part of its mass being torn off to form the planets. The theory was proposed by Sir James H. Jeans (1877–1946) and Sir Harold Jeffreys.

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tidal theory

tidal theory: see solar system.

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