Planet-planet scattering vs. exomoons

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Planet-planet scattering vs. exomoons

Post by Lazarus on 10th May 2013, 2:45 am

The effect of planet-planet scattering on the survival of exomoons
http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.1717

Not surprisingly, planet-planet scattering is not very friendly to the survival of exomoons.

Evidently, the PPS between giant planets have violent impacts on their moons. Even if the moons are initially located at the inner stable region of giant planets (f = 0.2), nearly 2/3 systems have lost their moons completely.

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