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Toward a Deterministic Model of Planetary Formation. I. A Desert in the Mass and Semimajor Axis Distributions of Extrasolar Planets
In an attempt to develop a deterministic theory for planet formation, we examine the accretion of cores of giant planets from planetesimals, gas accretion onto the cores, and their orbital migration.Expand
One-dimensional, convective, vertical structure models and one dimensional time-dependent, radial diffusion models are combined to create a self-consistent picture in which FU Orionis outbursts occurExpand
Orbital migration of the planetary companion of 51 Pegasi to its present location
THE recent discovery1 and confirmation2 of a possible planetary companion orbiting the solar-type star 51 Pegasi represent a breakthrough in the search for extrasolar planetary systems. Analysis ofExpand
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission.Expand
Toward a Deterministic Model of Planetary Formation. II. The Formation and Retention of Gas Giant Planets around Stars with a Range of Metallicities
The apparent dependence of detection frequency of extrasolar planets on the metallicity of their host stars is investigated with Monte Carlo simulations using a deterministic core-accretion planetExpand
Remote sensing of planetary properties and biosignatures on extrasolar terrestrial planets.
It is found that both the mid-IR and the visible to near-IR wavelength ranges offer valuable information regarding biosignatures and planetary properties; therefore both merit serious scientific consideration for TPF and Darwin. Expand
Structure, stability and evolution of Saturn's rings
Recent data obtained from the Voyager spacecrafts and ground-based measurements indicate: (1) the rings have a thickness of at most 150 m (ref. 1) and probably several times less2,3; (2) the ringsExpand
The Occurrence and Mass Distribution of Close-in Super-Earths, Neptunes, and Jupiters
The occurrence rate of close-in planets (with orbital periods less than 50 days), based on precise Doppler measurements of 166 Sun-like stars, is reported, indicating that theoretical models of planet formation predict a deficit of planets in the domain from 5 to 30 Earth masses and with orbital periods under 50 days are in fact well populated. Expand
On the Radii of Extrasolar Giant Planets
We have computed evolutionary models for extrasolar planets that range in mass from 0.1MJ to 3.0MJ and that range in equilibrium temperature from 113 to 2000 K. We present four sequences of models,Expand
Toward a Deterministic Model of Planetary Formation IV: Effects of Type-I Migration
In a further development of a deterministic planet formation model (Ida & Lin), we consider the effect of type I migration of protoplanetary embryos due to their tidal interaction with their nascentExpand