The Origin of Comets in the Solar Nebula: A Unified Model☆

@inproceedings{Weidenschilling1997TheOO,
  title={The Origin of Comets in the Solar Nebula: A Unified Model☆},
  author={Stuart John Weidenschilling},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract Comets originated as icy planetesimals in the outer Solar System, as shown by dynamical studies and direct observation of objects in the Kuiper disk. Their nuclei have low strength consistent with “rubble pile” structure and inhomogeneities on scales of tens to hundreds of meters. These properties can be explained by their formation process in the solar nebula. I present results of numerical simulation of the growth of cometesimals, beginning with a uniform mixture of microscopic… CONTINUE READING

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