Models of growth of a planet-satellite pair are formulated. It is shown that the orbit of a growing satellite is affected by tidal friction, which generally causes outward evolution, and inward spiraling caused by the drag effect of the accretion process. Results are presented and discussed.
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- Physics: Astronomy and Astrophysics;
- Evolution (Development);
- Natural Satellites;
- Satellite Orbits;