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Giant Planet Formation and Migration

Author

  • Sijme Jan Paardekooper
  • Anders Johansen

Summary, in English

Planets form in circumstellar discs around young stars. Starting with sub-micron sized dust particles, giant planet formation is all about growing 14 orders of magnitude in size. It has become increasingly clear over the past decades that during all stages of giant planet formation, the building blocks are extremely mobile and can change their semimajor axis by substantial amounts. In this chapter, we aim to give a basic overview of the physical processes thought to govern giant planet formation and migration, and to highlight possible links to water delivery.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2018-02-01

Language

English

Publication/Series

Space Science Reviews

Volume

214

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article review

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • Planet-disc interactions
  • Planets and satellites: formation
  • Planets and satellites: gaseous planets
  • Protoplanetary discs

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0038-6308