Planet Formation in the Early Solar System
From Jeffrey Carpenter on 05/29/2018
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In order to understand the complexities of terrestrial planet formation, new modeling techniques are needed to explain the difference in size an mass between the Earth and Mars. Kevin Walsh, a Senior Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute, relies on supercomputers to study these models planetary formation that not only explain the smaller size of Mars, but also the rapid formation of larger planets like Jupiter or Saturn.