Monday, February 2, 2015

A Correlation Between Period-Ratio & Mass-ratio Found for Multi Exoplanet Systems?

The Period-Ratio and Mass-Ratio Correlation in Extra-Solar Multiple Planetary Systems


Jiang et al


Employing the data from orbital periods and masses of extra-solar planets in 166 multiple planetary systems, the period-ratio and mass-ratio of adjacent planet pairs are studied. The correlation between the period-ratio and mass-ratio is confirmed and found to have a correlation coefficient of 0.5303 with a 99% confidence interval (0.3807, 0.6528). A comparison with the distribution of synthetic samples from a Monte Carlo simulation reveals the imprint of planet-planet interactions on the formation of adjacent planet pairs in multiple planetary systems.

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