Gas Accretion

Some articles on accretion, gas:

Nebular Hypothesis - Formation of Planets - Giant Planets
... The second possibility is the core accretion model, which is also known as the nucleated instability model ... planet formation is divided into two stages a) accretion of a core of approximately 10 Earth masses and b) accretion of gas from the protoplanetary disk ... Searches as of 2011 have found that core accretion is likely the dominant formation mechanism ...

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