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Save the Planet, Feed the Star: How Super-Earths Survive Migration and Drive Disk Accretion

  • Authors: Jeffrey Fung, and Eugene Chiang

2017 The Astrophysical Journal 839 100.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 3.

Surface density snapshot of our single-planet, gas-rich simulation (model 2) at 3500 years. Green dashed circles are at 0.5, 1, and 1.5 au. The blue dot indicates the planet’s position. This snapshot is taken near the time of the planet–vortex close encounter. The vortex, of approximate mass 100 M, is seen at around 1.1 au. After the encounter, the planet is perturbed radially inward (Figure 1). The vortex ultimately decays away (Figure 4).

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