Giant moons around super-Jovian planets

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Giant moons around super-Jovian planets

Post by Lazarus on Tue 21 Oct - 21:38

Heller & Pudritz "Water ice lines and the formation of giant moons around super-Jovian planets"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.5802

Suggests that the water ice line can act as a migration trap for moons (though heat transitions move too fast to be efficient moon traps). Predicts a population of ~Mars-mass, water-rich moons may exist around super-Jovian planets.
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