H alpha emission and warm-start planets predicted from accretion shocks
Gabriel-Dominique Marleau - Uni TübingenJan 11, 2021
Formation & evolution
Hydrogen lines [H I line emission]
H alpha photometry
High resolution spectroscopy
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¶ In the core-accretion formation scenario of gas giant planets, most of the gas accreting onto a planet is likely processed through an accretion shock. This shock sets the forming planet's structure and thus its observable post-formation luminosity, and the radiative feedback can affect the circumplanetary and circumstellar discs thermally ...