Dynamical Origin of Extrasolar Planet Eccentricity Distribution

@article{Juri2007DynamicalOO,
  title={Dynamical Origin of Extrasolar Planet Eccentricity Distribution},
  author={Mario Juri{\'c} and Scott Tremaine},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={686},
  pages={603-620}
}
We explore the possibility that the observed eccentricity distribution of extrasolar planets arose through planet-planet interactions, after the initial stage of planet formation was complete. Our results are based on ~3250 numerical integrations of ensembles of randomly constructed planetary systems, each lasting 100 Myr. We find that for a remarkably wide range of initial conditions the eccentricity distributions of dynamically active planetary systems relax toward a common final equilibrium… 
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