BINARY PLANETESIMALS AND THEIR ROLE IN PLANET FORMATION

@article{Perets2011BINARYPA,
  title={BINARY PLANETESIMALS AND THEIR ROLE IN PLANET FORMATION},
  author={Hagai B. Perets},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={727}
}
  • H. Perets
  • Published 2 December 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
One of the main evolutionary stages of planet formation is the dynamical evolution of planetesimal disks. These disks are thought to evolve through gravitational encounters and physical collisions between single planetesimals. In recent years, many binary planetesimals (BPs) have been observed in the solar system, indicating that the binarity of planetesimals is high. However, current studies of planetesimal disk formation and evolution do not account for the role of binaries. Here, we point… Expand
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