Logo

From Disks to Planets by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon

Small book cover: From Disks to Planets

From Disks to Planets
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 70

Description:
This pedagogical chapter covers the theory of planet formation, with an emphasis on the physical processes relevant to current research. After summarizing empirical constraints from astronomical and geophysical data, we describe the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks. We consider the growth of planetesimals and of larger solid protoplanets, followed by the accretion of planetary atmospheres, including the core accretion instability.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.3MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar AstronomyTo See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
by - NASA History Division
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
(6118 views)
Book cover: Moon Trip: A Personal Account of the Apollo Program and its ScienceMoon Trip: A Personal Account of the Apollo Program and its Science
by - Lunar and Planetary Institute
The excitement of the Apollo program was that it accomplished a bold leap from the surface of the Earth to the Moon. The deed challenged our technology and engineering skill. Preparations are being made now for another and even more daring leap.
(5507 views)
Book cover: Planetary RingsPlanetary Rings
by - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.
(4460 views)
Book cover: To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar ExplorationTo a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration
by - University of Arizona Press
Don Wilhelms was a member of the Apollo Scientific Team. In this book he describes his role, along with his colleagues, during the Apollo explorations of the Moon. He presents a brief history of the theories associated with the origin of the moon.
(4178 views)