Evolution of the Radius Valley from Sun-like to Low Mass Stars (Exoplanets III; July 28, 2020)

Ryan Cloutier - Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianDec 17, 2020
Formation & evolution
System architectures and dynamics
low mass stars
planet formation
radius valley
Observational studies of the occurrence rate of close-in planets around Sun-like stars have revealed a bimodality in the distribution of planetary radii. The radius valley likely marks the transition between rocky planets and larger planets that host extended gaseous envelopes. The slope of the radius valley in period/radius space encodes ...
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