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Galilean satellites form fast and late

Post by Lazarus on 19th January 2018, 6:21 am

Interestingly, these results suggest that the Galilean satellites are less massive than typical Galilean-like systems. Earth-sized satellites may well be a possibility, which would be good news for the exomoon hunt.

Cilibrasi et al. "Satellites Form Fast & Late: a Population Synthesis for the Galilean Moons"
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06094

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