Misalignment of Terrestrial Circumbinary Planets as an Indicator of Their Formation Mechanism

@article{Childs2022MisalignmentOT,
  title={Misalignment of Terrestrial Circumbinary Planets as an Indicator of Their Formation Mechanism},
  author={Anna C. Childs and Rebecca G. Martin},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2022},
  volume={927}
}
Circumbinary gas disks are often observed to be misaligned with the binary orbit, suggesting that planet formation may proceed in a misaligned disk. With n-body simulations, we consider the formation of circumbinary terrestrial planets from a particle disk that is initially misaligned. We find that if terrestrial planets form in this way, in the absence of gas, they can only form close to coplanar or close to polar to the binary orbit. Planets around a circular binary form coplanar while… 

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