Formation of Giant Planets

@inproceedings{dAngelo2018FormationOG,
  title={Formation of Giant Planets},
  author={G. d'Angelo and J. Lissauer},
  year={2018}
}
Giant planets are tens to thousands of times as massive as the Earth, and many times as large. Most of their volumes are occupied by hydrogen and helium, the primary constituents of the protostellar disks from which they formed. Significantly, the solar system giants are also highly enriched in heavier elements relative to the Sun, indicating that solid material participated in their assembly. Giant planets account for most of the mass of our planetary system and of those extrasolar planetary… Expand
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