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embryo barrier

(a barrier to accretion on the order of the size of Pluto)

The embryo barrier is a barrier to planet formation on growth beyond a protoplanet of Pluto-size. Planetary embryo is a general term for something that will become a planet, according to use, as small as Vesta or as large as Mars.


(planet formation,barrier)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoplanet

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planet formation

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