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Jupiter And Saturn Research Paper

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The genesis of planets is a long-held mystery in the astronomical repertoire of mysterious tales of the universe. Recently, scientists reasoned out that gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn are formed from little rocks in space, each no more than a foot in circumference.

Until recently the formation process these planets was largely unknown to scientists because contemporary planetary models lacked the requisite time believed to be necessary for massive gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn to grow.

Consider the fact that the Earth probably took only thirty million years to form, despite the upper limit of its potentially having taken up to one hundred million years. The question begged, then, is how did Jupiter and Saturn form so quickly?

The theory among contemporary scientists is known as the accretion model. Put
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However, new research reveals that these gas giants could well have come into being within the ten-million-year deadline. By channeling small planetary pebbles with the flow of accumulating gas, or rather the headwind such a flow would create, the rocky bits would be propelled inwards at a significantly faster rate.

So long as these pebbles gather slow enough to provide enough time for the gravitational wells of the planets to interact with one another, this model has a high degree of correspondence with our Solar System’s necessary timeline.

“If the pebbles form too quickly, pebble accretion would lead to the formation of hundreds of icy Earths,” warned co-author Dr Katherine Kretke, also from SwRI. “The growing cores need some time to fling their competitors away from the pebbles, effectively starving them. This is why only a couple of gas giants formed.”

Levison added, “[a]s far as [he] knows, this is the first model to reproduce the structure of the outer solar system, with two gas giants, two ice giants (Uranus and Neptune), and a pristine Kuiper
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