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On the migration of protogiant solid cores

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Nov 20, 2006
Volume
652
Issue
1
Pages
730–730
Source
SETI Institute
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Unknown

Abstract

The increase of computational resources has recently allowed high-resolution, three-dimensional calculations of planets embedded in gaseous protoplanetary disks. They provide estimates of the planet migration timescale that can be compared to analytical predictions. While these predictions can result in extremely short migration timescales for cores of a few Earth masses, recent numerical calculations have given an unexpected outcome: the torque acting on planets with masses between 5 and 20 MÈ is considerably smaller than the analytic, ...

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