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The early history of the solar system

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Renu
Malhotra (LPL)

Subsequent to planet formation, the gravitational interactions with the gaseous birth disk, with the residual planetesimal disk, and/or with sibling planets are the cause of dramatic orbital migration of planets. I will describe the basics of these physical mechanisms and related phenomenology, and present new results that provide quantitative
information about the migration of the giant planets in our own solar system.

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