The great escape – II. Exoplanet ejection from dying multiple-star systems

@article{Veras2012TheGE,
  title={The great escape – II. Exoplanet ejection from dying multiple-star systems},
  author={D. Veras and C. Tout},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={422},
  pages={1648-1664}
}
  • D. Veras, C. Tout
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Extrasolar planets and belts of debris orbiting post-main-sequence single stars may become unbound as the evolving star loses mass. In multiple-star systems, the presence or co-evolution of the additional stars can significantly complicate the prospects for orbital excitation and escape. Here, we investigate the dynamical consequences of multi-phasic, non-linear mass loss and establish a criterion for a system of any stellar multiplicity to retain a planet whose orbit surrounds all of the… CONTINUE READING
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