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Origins, Evolutions and Processes of the Outer Planet Satellites

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Published Article
Journal
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
Volume
1
Pages
1–1
Source
SETI Institute
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Abstract

Recent simulations of the late stages growth of Jupiter presented by Lissauer et al.(2009, Icarus 199, 338) are used to test the model of capture of Jupiter s irregular satellites within proto-Jupiter s distended and thermally-supported envelope. We find such capture highly unlikely, since the envelope shrinks too slowly for a large number of moons to be retained, and many of those that would be retained would orbit closer to the planet than do the observed jovian irregulars. Our calculations do not address (and therefore do not ...

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