Early Dynamical Evolution of the Solar System:
Implications for Earth's Volatiles




Hal Levison
Southwest Research Institute
Boulder, CO
USA
Outline:
  1. The dynamical delivery of volatiles (water) to the Earth.

  2. The early dynamical evolution of the giant planets (i.e. the Nice model).
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Disclaimer: I am not a cosmochemist! As such, I can have no opinion about whether we need an external source for the Earth's water. I will simply talk about the dynamics.