High-resolution simulations of the final assembly of Earth-like planets. 2. Water delivery and planetary habitability.

@article{Raymond2007HighresolutionSO,
  title={High-resolution simulations of the final assembly of Earth-like planets. 2. Water delivery and planetary habitability.},
  author={S. Raymond and T. Quinn and J. Lunine},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          66-84
        }
}
  • S. Raymond, T. Quinn, J. Lunine
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Physics, Medicine
  • Astrobiology
  • The water content and habitability of terrestrial planets are determined during their final assembly, from perhaps 100 1,000-km "planetary embryos " and a swarm of billions of 1-10-km "planetesimals. " During this process, we assume that water-rich material is accreted by terrestrial planets via impacts of water-rich bodies that originate in the outer asteroid region. We present analysis of water delivery and planetary habitability in five high-resolution simulations containing about 10 times… CONTINUE READING
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