The time dependence of hot Jupiters' orbital inclinations

@article{Triaud2011TheTD,
  title={The time dependence of hot Jupiters' orbital inclinations},
  author={Amaury H. M. J. Triaud},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={534}
}
  • A. Triaud
  • Published 27 September 2011
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Via the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect, it is possible to measure the sky-projected angle between the stellar spin and a planet’s orbital spin. Observed orbital inclinations have been found to range over all possible angles. A tentative detection of a correlation between the dispersion in spin/orbit angle and the youth of the system is revealed, using spin/orbit measurements for hot Jupiters around stars 

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