Resonant Removal of Exomoons During Planetary Migration

  title={Resonant Removal of Exomoons During Planetary Migration},
  author={Christopher Spalding and Konstantin Batygin and Fred C. Adams},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
Jupiter and Saturn play host to an impressive array of satellites, making it reasonable to suspect that similar systems of moons might exist around giant extrasolar planets. Furthermore, a significant population of such planets is known to reside at distances of several Astronomical Units (AU), leading to speculation that some moons thereof might support liquid water on their surfaces. However, giant planets are thought to undergo inward migration within their natal protoplanetary disks… Expand

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