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Models of the origin and evolution of planets, natural satellites and minor bodies

The formation of the solar system is one of the most complex arguments in planetary science. In fact, even though observations provide direct evidence on the current state of its constituent bodies, it is very complex to deduce, only from these, the process which generated them. The Planetology groups of INAF-IASF and INAF-IFSI in Rome, have been conducting, since the '70s, pioneering work on the origin of various bodies of the solar system and the principal processes that determine their evolution and differentiation, accompanied by numerical modeling.