Accrete is a physical simulation of solar system planet formation
Version : 1.0
Author(s) : Chuck Swiger (email@example.com), Joe Nowakowski.
License : Free
Website : http://sourceforge.net/projects/accrete
Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Linux cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 87.75 Kb
After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command
A shortcut will be installed in the KDE/GNOME desktop menu system,
as an entry in the Astronomy submenu
Accrete is a physical simulation of solar system planet formation, originally published to Usenet-- probably comp.sources.unix-- in 1991 by Joe Nowakowski. This software is in the public domain.
This simulation works by modelling a dust cloud around a Sun-like star, injecting a series of masses which collect dust, and form planets. The simulation then determines what the planetary environments will be like in terms of temperature, atmospheric composition, and other factors. The system description is saved to a file named "New.System".