publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2010


Levison, Harold F.; Thommes, Edward; Duncan, Martin J.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2010 Journal: The Astronomical Journal, volume 139, pages 1,297-1,314 (issn: 0004-6256, eissn: 1538-3881, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
One of the most challenging problems we face in our understanding of planet formation is how Jupiter and Saturn could have formed before the the solar nebula dispersed. The most popular model of giant planet formation is the so-called 'core accretion' model. In this model a large planetary embryo formed first, mainly by two-body accretion. This is then followed by a period of inflow of nebular gas directly onto the growing planet. The core accretion model has an Achilles heel, namely the very first step. We have undertaken the most comprehensive study of this process to date. In this study we numerically integrate the orbits of a number of planetary embryos embe...
free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
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NSF| The Formation of the Giant Planet Cores
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0708775
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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