Setting the Stage: Planet Formation And Volatile Delivery


Possible conditions and outcomes of core accretion to explain Solar System planets. Courtesy of Y. Alibert (adapted for this review).

The diversity in mass and composition of planetary atmospheres stems from the different building blocks present in protoplanetary discs and from the different physical and chemical processes that these experience during the planetary assembly and evolution.

This review aims to summarise, in a nutshell, the key concepts and processes operating during planet formation, with a focus on the delivery of volatiles to the inner regions of the planetary system.

Julia Venturini, M. Paula Ronco, Octavio M. Guilera
Comments: Accepted for publication in Space Science Reviews. 25 pages of text, 19 pages of references. Part of ISSI special collection on Diversity of Atmospheres
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:2006.07127 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2006.07127v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
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From: Julia Venturini
[v1] Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:36:28 UTC (8,745 KB)
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.07127
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