Accretion and Ablation During Stellar Evolution: How Old is Mercury? V.2

Authors: Jeffrey Joseph Wolynski

As stars accrete material in their interiors to form "planets", they ablate their thick atmospheres. This means accretion and ablation happen simultaneously during stellar evolution. Much more material is ablated than accreted at first during the process of planet formation, though eventually all material is ablated over time. Explanation is provided.

Comments: 6 Pages. some handwritten calculations and notes included

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[v1] 2019-07-27 16:28:01
[v2] 2019-08-03 16:44:48

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