Solved by a verified expert:bodies of the solar system formed from an enormous nebular cloud composed predominantly of hydrogen and helium with a small fraction of heavier elements. As the large dust cloud revolved around its rotational center, the Sun began to form due to the concentration of particles under gravitational forces. In the earliest stages, the volume of the Sun may have been equal to the diameter of our solar system today. how do you think scientists came to conclude that this is the most likely model of the formation of the solar system? In other words, I’m looking to hear a bit about the scientific method and how it might have been applied to this formation model? Is the scientific method useful? Have we benefited from it?