Structure and Evolutionary History of the Solar System, Volume 2
This monograph is based on four papers which have been published in Astrophysics and Space Sciences 1970--1974. They contain the results of our joint work started in 1968 at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla. The work was based on the belief that the complicated processes by which our solar system was formed can only be clarified by close collaboration between representatives of the physical and chemical sciences. Our investigations have also been strongly supported by work at other institu tions, especially by a group at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where a number of plasma experiments have been made in order to clarify basic processes which are relevant to cosmogonic problems. These experiments were, in their turn inspired by theoretical work on primordial processes carried out during the last thirty-five years. We especially want to acknowledge the contributions by Drs N. Herlofson, B. Lehnert, C.-G. Fiilthammar, and Lars Danielsson in Stockholm and by Drs J.
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The Orbits of Planets and Satellites
The Small Bodies
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Structure and Evolutionary History of the Solar System
H. Alfvèn,Gustaf Arrhenius
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accretion Alfvén angular momentum Arrhenius assume asteroidal belt Astron axis band captured Cassini's division celestial bodies central body chemical composition circular orbit collisions comets condensation cosmic critical velocity density disc discussed in Section distance Earth eccentricity effects elements embryo Enceladus Equation equatorial plane evolution field lines Figure formed fragmentation giant planets grains Hence hetegonic infall ionization irradiation jet stream Jupiter Laplacian large number libration lunar magnetic field material mechanism meteor meteorites Mimas Moon motion moving Neptune observed orbital period order of magnitude oscillations outer partial corotation particles planetary system planetesimal planets and satellites plasma physics Pluto processes produced prograde radius region relative velocities resonance result Roche limit rotation satellite systems Saturn Saturnian rings Saturnian satellites secondary bodies small bodies solar system source cloud space structure surface Table terrestrial planets theory tidal tion transfer of angular Triton Uranus