The Migration of Hot Jupiters and our Outer Planets
Lawson, Jeremy, Astronomy, University of Virginia
Seidelmann, Paul, AS-Astronomy, University of Virginia
Our understanding of planetary migration has greatly increased since the discovery of exoplanets. A few decades ago, we had little to no knowledge of exoplanets, and our understanding of planetary migration came from the eight planets that are in our solar system. In this paper I will discuss various methods planets migrate and how they settle into stable orbits. I will also discuss some interesting examples of planetary migration such as the migration of the gas giants in our solar system and the unusual formation of Hot Jupiters.
BS (Bachelor of Science)
Planetary Migration, Hot Jupiter
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