Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS06] Planetary Sciences

Mon. May 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A01 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Kenji Kurosaki(Department of Physics, Nagoya University), Yusuke Nakauchi(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Chairperson:Kiyoshi Kuramoto(Hokkaido University), Takanori Sasaki(Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

[PPS06-06] N-body simulations of Moon formation with cooling evolution of the protolunar disk

*Takanori Sasaki1, Natsuki Hosono2 (1.Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, 2.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Moon, formation, N-body simulation, protolunar disk, PEZY-SC

The previous studies about Moon formation focused on the first and last stages: the giant impact process (~1 day) has been investigated by SPH simulations, and the lunar accretion process (~1 month) from the circumterrestrial particulate disk has been investigated by N-body simulations. Although the Moon formation process should proceed on the cooling timescale of the protolunar disk (~100 years), there has been no study to simulate the long-term evolution of the disk. In this study, we developed an N-body code to simulate the cooling evolution of a protolunar disk in vapor/melt equilibrium, and executed long-term N-body simulations for the disk evolution and lunar accretion processes simultaneously with PEZY-SC processors. Our result showed that "mini-Moons" system would form instead of forming a single Moon.