Early planet formation as a trigger for further planet formation

@article{Armitage1999EarlyPF,
  title={Early planet formation as a trigger for further planet formation},
  author={Philip Armitage and Brad M. S. Hansen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={402},
  pages={633-635}
}
Recent discoveries of extrasolar giant planets at small orbital radii, or having significant orbital eccentricities, suggest that the planets interacted with the disks of dust and gas from which they and the central stars formed. Here we show that if a gas-giant planet reaches a mass of 4–5 jovian masses sufficiently early, when the protoplanetary disk is still massive, an otherwise stable disk will fragment into additional planetary bodies. This process of catastrophic planet formation could… CONTINUE READING

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