# A planet on an inclined orbit as an explanation of the warp in the β Pictoris disc

@article{Mouillet1997APO,
title={A planet on an inclined orbit as an explanation of the warp in the $\beta$ Pictoris disc},
author={David Mouillet and John D. Larwood and John C. B. Papaloizou and Anne-Marie Lagrange},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={1997},
volume={292},
pages={896-904}
}
• Published 13 May 1997
• Physics, Geology
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We consider the deformation that has recently been observed in the inner part of the circumstellar disc around f3 Pictoris with the HST. Our recent ground-based, adaptive optics coronographic observations confirm that the inner disc is warped. We investigate the hypothesis that a yet undetected planet is responsible for the observed warp, through simulations of the effect of the gravitational perturbation resulting from a massive companion on the disc. The physical processes assumed in the…
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