Cosmogony of the Solar System
Abstract
In Sections 1 6, we determine an approximate analytical model for the density and temperature distribution in the protoplanetary could. The rotation of the planets is discussed in Section 7 and we conclude that it cannot be determined from simple energy conservation laws. The velocity of the gas of the protoplanetary cloud is found to be smaller by about 5×10^{3} cm s^{1} in comparison to the Keplerian circular velocity. If the radius of the planetesimals is smaller than a certain limitr _{1}, they move together with the gas. Their vertical and horizontal motion for this case is studied in Sections 8 and 9. As the planetesimals grow by accretion their radius becomes larger thanr _{1} and they move in Keplerian orbits. As long as their radius is betweenr _{1} and a certain limitr _{2} their gravitational interaction is negligible. In Section 10, we study the accretion for this case. In Section 11, we determine the change of the relative velocities due to close gravitational encounters. The principal equations governing the late stages of accretion are deduced in Section 12, In Section 13 there are obtained approximate analytical solutions. The effect of gas drag and of collisions is studied in Sections 14 and 15, respectively. Numerical results and conclusions concerning the last and principal stage of accretion are drawn in Section 16.
 Publication:

Moon and Planets
 Pub Date:
 August 1979
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00897055
 Bibcode:
 1979M&P....21...63H
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Models;
 Cosmology;
 Protoplanets;
 Solar System;
 Celestial Mechanics;
 Collision Parameters;
 Drag Measurement;
 Gas Density;
 Gas Temperature;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Kepler Laws;
 Opacity;
 Planetary Rotation;
 Lunar and Planetary Exploration