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Where are the massive close-in extrasolar planets?

Rauer, H. and Pätzold, M. (2001) Where are the massive close-in extrasolar planets? Annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Science 33, New Orleans, USA, Nov. 16-20, 2001.

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Abstract

About 68 extrasolar planets around main sequence stars have been discovered. The minimum masses of these planets are ranging from fractions of a Jupiter mass to 15 Jupiter masses. The semi major axes of the planetary orbits range from 0.04 AU to 4 AU. Due to observational selection effects, only massive planets have been discovered at large semi major axes. However, there seems to be an observational lack of very massive planets (>1 Mj) for semi major axes less than 0.1 AU. The absence of massive planets at these distances is explained by tidal interactions between planets and their central star that lead to a rapid decay of the planet's orbit toward the Roche zone of the star within short time scales.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Where are the massive close-in extrasolar planets?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Rauer, H.UNSPECIFIED
Pätzold, M.Cologne University, Cologne, Germany
Date:2001
Page Range:1113-
Status:Published
Event Title:Annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Science 33, New Orleans, USA, Nov. 16-20, 2001
Organizer:American Astronomical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:27

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