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Cumulative mass distribution of material ablated off of planetesimals with initial sizes of 100 km (solid black line), 10 km (dashed black line) and 1 km (dotted black line) as a function of the radial distance from the planet. Smaller planetesimals are captured at wider distances and deliver material outward compared to the larger objects. The light blue curves correspond to cumulative Rayleigh distributions, , that we use as approximate fits to the distribution of ablated material. The number to the right of each blue curve corresponds to the value of the parameter r0 of the Rayleigh distribution.

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