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Paper: Planet Formation in Disks
Volume: 323, Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium: In Honor of David Hollenbach, Chris McKee, and Frank Shu
Page: 329
Authors: Bodenheimer, P.
Abstract: The types of disks in which giant planet formation can occur by the mechanisms of gravitational instability or core accretion — gas capture are examined. In both cases disk masses in excess of that in the minimum-mass solar nebula are required. However, if the core-accretion process is enhanced by the presence of an anticyclonic vortex in the disk, it can result in planet formation on a time scale of order 106 years and can occur in a minimum mass disk.
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