Oliver Manuel is a distinguished atomic physicist with a lifelong history of work on the chemistry of cosmogenic isotopes.
This thread has been set up for Oliver to discuss his ideas about the origin of the solar system, and the empirical observations which support his hypothesis.
In a nutshell, Oliver’s research into the mass fractionation of elements and isotopes has led him to the conclusion that the solar system was formed from the remnants of a supernova. The sun is accreted around a dense neutron core, and the ejected material from the explosion formed the planets. The heavier elements forming the nearby rocky iron cored inner planets, and the lighter elements forming the Jovian gas giants.
Oliver makes the following observations and offers some links:
1. The only star close enough for detailed study formed on the core of a precursor star that gave birth to the solar system [1,2].
Likely in this manner: http://www.omatumr.com/Origin.htm
In 1983 Nature even acknowledged the demise (death, end) of established dogmas on the formation of the Solar System .
2. Astronomers assure us that the Sun is a very ordinary star.
3. When stars explode, a neutron star and lots of iron are commonly seen, not Hydrogen like the stellar surface.
a.) There is a neutron star at the core of the Sun.
b.) There is probably a neutron star at the core of each star.
c.) With greater certainty a neutron star is expected at the core of any star that is orbited by rocky, iron-rich planets.
 “Strange xenon, extinct super-heavy elements, and the solar neutrino puzzle”, Science 195 (1977) 208-209 http://www.omatumr.com/archive/StrangeXenon.pdf
 “Isotopes of tellurium, xenon and krypton in the Allende meteorite retain record of nucleosynthesis”, Nature 277 (1979) 615-620
 “The demise of established dogmas on the formation of the Solar System”, Nature 303 (1983) 286