Growing the terrestrial planets from the gradual accumulation of submeter-sized objects

@article{Levison2015GrowingTT,
  title={Growing the terrestrial planets from the gradual accumulation of submeter-sized objects},
  author={H. Levison and K. Kretke and K. Walsh and W. Bottke},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={112},
  pages={14180 - 14185}
}
Significance The fact that Mars is so much smaller than both Earth and Venus has been a long-standing puzzle of terrestrial planet formation. Here we show that a new mode of planet formation known as “Viscous Stirred Pebble Accretion,” which has recently been shown to produce the giant planets, also naturally explains the small size of Mars and the low mass of the asteroid belt. Thus there is a unified model that can be used to explain all of the basic properties of our solar system. Building… Expand
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