n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Distribution of orbital distances of solar planets
|Article Title||Distribution of orbital distances of solar planets|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh|
|Publication Date||Dec 2011|
|Pages||236 - 240|
|Keyword(s)||Angular momentum, Planetary distance, Planetary formation and Protoplanet|
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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