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Icarus 142, 219237 (1999) Article ID icar.1999.6201, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on
 

Summary: Icarus 142, 219237 (1999)
Article ID icar.1999.6201, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on
On the Character and Consequences of Large Impacts
in the Late Stage of Terrestrial Planet Formation
Craig B. Agnor
Space Studies Department, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut, Suite 426 Boulder, Colorado 80302; and Department of Physics,
University of Colorado, Campus Box 390, Boulder, Colorado 80309
E-mail: craig@boulder.swri.edu
and
Robin M. Canup and Harold F. Levison
Space Studies Department, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut, Suite 426, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Received February 26, 1999; revised July 6, 1999
We perform three-dimensional N-body integrations of the final
stagesofterrestrialplanetformation.Wereporttheresultsof10sim-
ulations beginning with 2250 initial planetary embryos spanning
the range 0.51.5 AU, each with an initial mass of 0.040.13M.
Collisions are treated as inelastic mergers. We follow the evolution
of each system for 2 108
years at which time a few terrestrial
type planets remain. On average, our simulations produced two

  

Source: Agnor, Craig B. - Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

 

Collections: Physics