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Planet migration

By W. Thommes and Jack J. Lissauer


A planetary system may undergo significant radial rearrangement during the early part of its lifetime. Planet migration can come about through interaction with the surrounding planetesimal disk and the gas disk—while the latter is still present—as well as through planet-planet interactions. We review the major proposed migration mechanisms in the context of the planet formation process, in our Solar System as well as in others. 1

Year: 2002
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