Accretion of Saturn's mid-sized moons during the viscous spreading of young massive rings: Solving the paradox of silicate-poor rings versus silicate-rich moons

@article{Charnoz2011AccretionOS,
  title={Accretion of Saturn's mid-sized moons during the viscous spreading of young massive rings: Solving the paradox of silicate-poor rings versus silicate-rich moons},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Charnoz and Aur{\'e}lien Crida and Julie C. Castillo-Rogez and Val{\'e}ry Lainey and Luke Dones and Ozgur Karatekin and Gabriel Tobie and St'ephane Mathis and Christophe Le Poncin-lafitte and Julien Salmon},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2011},
  volume={216},
  pages={535-550}
}
Abstract The origin of Saturn’s inner mid-sized moons (Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea) and Saturn’s rings is debated. Charnoz et al. [Charnoz, S., Salmon J., Crida A., 2010. Nature 465, 752–754] introduced the idea that the smallest inner moons could form from the spreading of the rings’ edge while Salmon et al. [Salmon, J., Charnoz, S., Crida, A., Brahic, A., 2010. Icarus 209, 771–785] showed that the rings could have been initially massive, and so was the ring’s progenitor itself… Expand
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