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Can the Uranian Satellites Form from a Debris Disk Generated by a Giant Impact?

  • Authors: Yuya Ishizawa, Takanori Sasaki, and Natsuki Hosono

2019 The Astrophysical Journal 885 132.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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Schematic of satellite formation in the giant impact scenario. First, two protoplanets collide with each other and the materials of these two bodies are ejected. Second, satellites form from the circumplanetary disk of ejected materials.

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