Giant planet formation

  title={Giant planet formation},
  author={G{\"u}nther Wuchterl},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  • G. Wuchterl
  • Published 1994
  • Physics, Geology
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
The accumulation of giant planets involves processes typical for terrestrial planet formation as well as gasdynamic processes that were previously known only in stars. The condensible element cores of the gas-giants grow by solid body accretion while envelope formation is governed by ‘stellar-like’ equilibria and the dynamic departures thereof. Two hypotheses for forming Uranus/Neptune-type planets — at sufficiently large heliocentric distances while allowing accretion of massive gaseous… 
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  • G. Wuchterl
  • Physics, Geology
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2006
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