Growth of Jupiter: Enhancement of core accretion by a voluminous low-mass envelope

  title={Growth of Jupiter: Enhancement of core accretion by a voluminous low-mass envelope},
  author={G. D’Angelo and S. Weidenschilling and J. Lissauer and P. Bodenheimer},
  • G. D’Angelo, S. Weidenschilling, +1 author P. Bodenheimer
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract We present calculations of the early stages of the formation of Jupiter via core nucleated accretion and gas capture. The core begins as a seed body of about 350 km in radius and orbits in a swarm of planetesimals whose initial radii range from 15 m to 50 km. The evolution of the swarm accounts for growth and fragmentation, viscous and gravitational stirring, and for drag-assisted migration and velocity damping. During this evolution, less than 9% of the mass is in planetesimals… CONTINUE READING
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