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Understanding the Core Accretion Model Quiz

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1. What is the primary process involved in the Core Accretion Model?

2. Which type of celestial bodies does the Core Accretion Model primarily explain the formation of?

3. Why is an ice-rich composition significant to the Core Accretion Model?

4. What is one significant challenge or limitation of the Core Accretion Model?

5. In the context of the Core Accretion Model, what does the term 'planetesimal' refer to?

6. What role does the protoplanetary disk play in the Core Accretion Model?

7. What happens to the material falling into a protoplanet according to the Core Accretion Model?

8. Which forces are primarily at play in the Core Accretion Model?

9. What is the 'runaway gas accretion' phase in the Core Accretion Model?

10. How does the Core Accretion Model explain the difference between gas giants and ice giants in our solar system?