3 years ago

Conundrums and constraints concerning the formation of our solar system -- An alternative view.

Dimitris M. Christodoulou, Demosthenes Kazanas

We have proposed an alternative model for the formation of our solar system that does not predict any mean-motion resonant interactions, planetary migrations, or self-gravitating instabilities in the very early isothermal solar nebula and before the protosun has formed. Within this context of nonviolent planetary evolution over millions of years, we examine some conundrums and constraints that have been discovered from studies of small bodies in the present-day solar system (Jupiter and Neptune's Trojans and their differences from Kuiper belt objects, the irregular satellites of gaseous giants, the stability of the main asteroid belt, and the Late Heavy Bombardment). These issues that have caused substantial difficulties to models of violent formation do not appear to be problematic for the alternative model, and the reason is the complete lack of violent events during the evolution of planets.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02594

DOI: arXiv:1901.02594v1

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