I've recently become interested in planetary accretion.
Does anyone know of any good papers I could take a look at? I'm an undergraduate in physics/geology if that helps.
Nah. Think of it like an egg. The planet was formed by collisions of small debris colliding. If you throw an egg at something, then the egg cracks. Same deal with the planet. The cracks on the planet are more like shockwaes hitting each other
It's really more like playdoh. Once a certain amount of gravitational force is applied to a mass, it starts to squeeze out. The continental pllates are where the earth is 'oozing' out.
The when there seeing open planets the end before and also today might even broke better yet in almost 20 miles considering how mild the attitude has taken coverage in the mortality trap currently.