Rapid formation of super-Earths around low-mass stars

  title={Rapid formation of super-Earths around low-mass stars},
  author={Brianna Zawadzki and Daniel Carrera and Eric B. Ford},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
NASA’s TESS mission is expected to discover hundreds of M dwarf planets. However, few studies focus on how planets form around low-mass stars. We aim to better characterize the formation process of M dwarf planets to fill this gap and aid in the interpretation of TESS results. We use ten sets of N-body planet formation simulations that vary in whether a gas disc is present, initial range of embryo semimajor axes, and initial solid surface density profile. Each simulation begins with 147 equal… 

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