Talk:Planetesimal

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Comments[edit]

This article indicates that planetetesimals form the protoplatentery disc, but the Protoplanetary disc article indicates that its the other way around.

I think this article is wrong; the other is correct.

CS Miller 14:01, Oct 27, 2004 (UTC)

Associated Pop Culture[edit]

There once were two martians from Kessemal,

Who had plotted their course, to the decimal,

Then one felt a bump,

and said, 'What was that thump?'

'Don't worry, dear: only a planetesimal.'

Planetesimals, protoplanets, etc.[edit]

Are planetesimals and protoplanets dwarf planets? — Rickyrab | Talk 04:03, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

  • No, a planetesimal is too lightweight for its shape to be controlled by gravity, part of the definition of dwarf planet.
  • Yes, protoplanets either ended their life as building block of larger planets or survived as large asteroid or Kuiper-belt object.
--Rainald62 (talk) 15:13, 27 July 2014 (UTC)