Timescales for planetary accretion and the structure of the protoplanetary disk

@article{Lissauer1986TimescalesFP,
  title={Timescales for planetary accretion and the structure of the protoplanetary disk},
  author={Jack J. Lissauer},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={1986},
  volume={69},
  pages={249-265}
}
Abstract This paper outlines a unified scenario for Solar System formation consistent with astrophysical constraints. Jupiter's core could have grown by runaway accretion of planetesimals to a mass sufficient to initiate rapid accretion of gas in times of order of 5 x 105−106 years, provided the surface density of solids in its accretion zone was at least 5–10 times greater than that required by minimum mass models of the protoplanetary disk. After Jupiter had accreted large amounts of nebular… Expand
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