jun 282013
Gas-Giant Exoplanets Cling Close to Their Parent Star

  Gemini Observatory’s Planet-Finding Campaign finds that, around many types of stars, distant gas-giant planets are rare and prefer to cling close to their parent stars. The impact on theories of planet formation could be significant. Artist’s rendering of a possible exoplanetary system with a gas-giant planet orbiting close to his parent star which is [continue reading]