Planet formation is dynamic, and different planet formation models can produce dramatically different planetary atmospheres. Today’s bite discusses a new framework developed to tackle this problem, and shines some light on the formation of the exoplanet HR 8799e.
It doesn’t seem like hurricanes on Earth can have anything to do with planet formation. But don’t be fooled! Find out in today’s bite, what the connection is.
Today’s authors have witnessed the tumultuous birth of a massive planet on the outskirts of its star system.
How do moons form in the universe? Astronomers recently gathered direct evidence for the formation of moons around exoplanets!
It is theorized that the radioactive decay of Aluminum-26 could provide enough heat to dehydrate terrestrial planetesimals as they form, leading to rockier exoplanets. But is this effect significant enough to alter how common we believe rocky exoplanets are in the Galaxy? Find out by reading today’s bite!
There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to extrasolar planet formation. Today’s authors take a look at a group of known terrestrial exoplanets to see if they can find a correlation between the planets’ compositions and the chemical abundances of their host stars.