The great planetary heist: Theft and capture in star-forming regions

@article{DaffernPowell2022TheGP,
  title={The great planetary heist: Theft and capture in star-forming regions},
  author={Emma C Daffern-Powell and Richard J. Parker and Sascha P. Quanz},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2022}
}
Gravitational interactions in star-forming regions are capable of disrupting and destroying planetary systems, as well as creating new ones. In particular, a planet can be stolen, where it is directly exchanged between passing stars during an interaction; or captured, where a planet is first ejected from its birth system and is free-floating for a period of time, before being captured by a passing star. We perform sets of direct N-body simulations of young, substructured star-forming regions… 

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