High-resolution simulations of the final assembly of Earth-like planets I. Terrestrial accretion and dynamics

@inproceedings{Raymond2006HighresolutionSO,
  title={High-resolution simulations of the final assembly of Earth-like planets I. Terrestrial accretion and dynamics},
  author={Sean N Raymond and Thomas R. Quinn and Jonathan I. Lunine Dept of Astronomy and University of Washington and Seattle and Current address at Lasp and University of Colorado and Boulder and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and University of Arizona},
  year={2006}
}
  • Sean N Raymond, Thomas R. Quinn, +8 authors University of Arizona
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Abstract The final stage in the formation of terrestrial planets consists of the accumulation of ∼1000-km “planetary embryos” and a swarm of billions of 1–10 km “planetesimals.” During this process, water-rich material is accreted by the terrestrial planets via impacts of water-rich bodies from beyond roughly 2.5 AU. We present results from five high-resolution dynamical simulations. These start from 1000–2000 embryos and planetesimals, roughly 5–10 times more particles than in previous… CONTINUE READING

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