mrt 202012
 
Some Orbits More Popular Than Others in Solar Systems

In young solar systems emerging around baby stars, some orbits are more popular than others, resulting in “planet pile-ups” and “planet deserts.” Computer simulations suggest high-energy radiation from baby sun-like stars are likely to create gaps in young solar systems, leading to pile-ups of planets in certain orbits. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech   Computer simulations have revealed [continue reading]