n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Distribution of orbital distances of solar planets




Planetary distances have been investigated within the context of the protoplanetary model of planetary formation. It is found that, if initially some stable protoplanetary objects are assumed to have formed in a belt near Jupiter, then mass loss from a set of protoplanets initially identical in mass, chemical composition and spin angular momentum can account for the observed distances of the planets of given mass as observed today.


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