May 26, 2018
Accrete is a physical simulation of solar system planet formation
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”.