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Volcanic Planet

All Extended Uses
Included Formats
3ds Max 9
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:498961
Published:
Geometry:Polygonal
Polygons:16,312
Vertices:8,160
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:No
UV Mapped:Unknown
Unwrapped UVs:Unknown
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TurboSquid Member Since May 2007
Currently sells 598 products
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Description
You can create a lower resolution version by applying the planet material to a lower res sphere.

Protoplanets are moon-sized planets, or larger embryos within protoplanetary discs. They are believed to form out of kilometer-sized planetesimals that attract each other gravitationally and collide. According to planet formation theory, protoplanets perturb each other's orbits slightly and thus collide in giant impacts to gradually form the dominant planets.

Early protoplanets had more radioactive elements, the quantity of which has been reduced over time due to radioactive decay. Heating due to radioactivity, impact, and gravitational pressure melted parts of protoplanets as they grew toward being planets. In melted zones their heavier elements sank to the center; while lighter elements rose to the surface; such a process is known as planetary differentiation. Composition of some meteorites show that differentiation took place in some asteroids.

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