Towards initial mass functions for asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects

  title={Towards initial mass functions for asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects},
  author={Jeffrey N. Cuzzi and Robert C. Hogan and William F. Bottke},
Abstract Our goal is to understand primary accretion of the first planetesimals. Some examples are seen today in the asteroid belt, providing the parent bodies for the primitive meteorites. The primitive meteorite record suggests that sizeable planetesimals formed over a period longer than a million years, each of which being composed entirely of an unusual, but homogeneous, mixture of millimeter-size particles. We sketch a scenario that might help explain how this occurred, in which primary… 

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