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2006ApJ...652L..53B - Astrophys. J., 652, L53-L56 (2006/November-3)

Behavior of apsidal orientations in planetary systems.


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A widely considered characteristic of extrasolar planetary systems has been a seeming tendency for major axes of adjacent orbits to librate in stable configurations. Based on a new catalog of extrasolar planets (Butler et al.) and our numerical integrations, we find that such small-amplitude oscillations are actually not common but in fact quite rare; most pairs of planets' major axes are consistent with circulating relative to one another. However, the new results are consistent with studies that find that two-planet systems tend to lie near a separatrix between libration and circulation. Similarly, in systems of more than two planets, many adjacent orbits lie near a separatrix that divides modes of circulation.

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Journal keyword(s): Methods: {em n}-Body Simulations - Stars: Planetary Systems

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