Unveiling the nature of the protoplanet PDS70 b

Gabriele Cugno - ETH ZürichDec 21, 2020
Formation & evolution
Atmospheric characterization
Formation and evolution
Direct imaging
Molecular mapping
Medium-resolution Spectroscopy
Two main families of models (the so-called “cold-start” and “hot-start” models) describe the formation process of gas giant planets, and they differ primarily in the amount of entropy retained by the planet at the end of its formation. The initial entropy is a key quantity that has a large impact ...
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