Astrophysics (index)

Striae

(parallel ridges)

Striae (Singular: Stria) are parallel ridges on something. The term is used in astrophysics to describe observed phenomena in gas clouds and Comet tails. The Gravitational Instability Model assumes they form in Protoplanetary Disks as a step in Planet Formation.


(observation,comets,clouds)
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Referenced by:
Planet Formation

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