Planetesimal-driven migration

“Marstinis” Could Help Explain Why the Red Planet is So Small

by Nancy Atkinson February 2, 2011

Mars is a small planet. In fact, for scientists who do solar system modeling, the planet is too small. “This is an outstanding problem in terrestrial planet formation,” said Dr. David Minton from the Southwest Research Institute. “Everyone who does simulations of how you form terrestrial planets always ends up with a Mars that is […]

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