According to a paper in the journal Nature, astronomers are now looking for a whole new theory to explain how planets form. The standard model of planet formation says that planets and stars form gravitationally in a contracting disk of gas and dust called the core accretion theory. Since astronomers believe that this model explains our solar system, they expected that exo-planet systems would play by the same rules. However, they have now observed countless baffling systems that cannot be explained by conventional reasoning. Wal Thornhill explains the Electric Universe thoughts on planetary formation.
Previous Space News on “impossible” exoplanets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4MIFnpWG4s
Previous Space News on star formation surprises: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFNlpSjwdWc