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The Migration of Hot Jupiters and our Outer Planets

Lawson, Jeremy
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Lawson, Jeremy
Advisor
Seidelmann, Paul
Abstract
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.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Astronomy, BS (Bachelor of Science), 2019
Published Date
2019-05-11
Degree
BS (Bachelor of Science)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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