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On the formation of the Kepler-10 planetary system

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In this paper, we investigate the conditions required for the 3 and 17 Earth mass solid planets in the Kepler-10 system to have formed through collisions and mergers within an initial population of embryos. By performing a large number of N-body simulations, we show that the total mass of the initial population had to be significantly larger than the masses of the two planets, and that the two planets must have built-up farther away than their present location, at a distance of at least a few...

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10.1093/mnras/stu1546

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society More from this journal
Volume:
444
Issue:
2
Pages:
1738-1746
Publication date:
2014-07-29
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
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pubs:477812
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uuid:fb2e136c-9e4e-4c67-b626-2fc75e1d79b9
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pubs:477812
Source identifiers:
477812
Deposit date:
2014-08-12

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