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coalesce

(kō-ăl-ĕs′) [L. coalescere]
To fuse; to run or grow together.
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Properties of coalesced and adjacent uncoalesced surface soils were assessed at selected sites on 15 commercial orchards.
That's the maximum number of Neptunes that could have coalesced from the amount of ice, dust, and gas particles that then inhabited the solar system's outskirts, notes Chiang.
Melosh's calculations suggest that when the comet coalesced, it did so at pressures and temperatures too low for water to be liquid.
If Titan coalesced near Saturn, as Owen proposes, the fledgling moon could have easily incorporated ammonia.
Because the Big Bang forged only hydrogen, helium, and trace amounts of lithium, the first stars coalesced in the absence of heavier atoms.
According to the most widely accepted scenario, a Mars-size rock slammed into the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, spewing material that coalesced into the moon.
According to Boss, even if a Jovian planet took a few million years to form, as in the core-accretion model, that's still not enough time for Earth-size planets to have coalesced in the inner part of a protoplanetary disk.
Star-forming galaxies were common when the universe was young, but most apparently coalesced into even larger galaxies.
Another possibility is that Phoebe coalesced near its present location from the nebula of dust, gas, and ice that swaddled the young sun.
CLUSTER CONNECTION In addition to studying explosions inside individual galaxies, astronomers are also trying to glimpse dark energy's effects by determining when and how dusters of galaxies coalesced.