Steep density drop-offs and orbits with high inclinations and eccentricities are just a few of the mysterious features in the outer reaches of our Solar System – can a single stellar fly-by help explain all of them?
Most of the known exoplanets resemble “hot Jupiters” because they’re bigger and easier to find. But how can we find Earth-like planets? Check out Dr. Debra Fischer’s plenary talk at #AAS232 to learn more about the “Past, Present, and Future” of exoplanet science.
In the search for habitable exoplanets, the authors of today’s paper turn their gaze to our own planet, and what we can learn from NASA’s DSCOVR:EPIC observations of Earth.
While a planet is forming, its passage through the protoplanetary disk can prevent pebbles from migrating inwards and accreting onto the planet.
How can size ordering of multiplanet systems be used to quantify the information content that these systems may retain about their formation history? Think information entropy.
Microlensing could hold the key to studying planet formation in incredibly crowded regions of the galaxy, and today’s paper shows us how.