Protoplanetary Disks and Their Evolution
by Jonathan P. Williams, Lucas A. Cieza
Publisher: arXiv 2011
Number of pages: 65
Flattened, rotating disks of cool dust and gas extending for tens to hundreds of AU are found around almost all low mass stars shortly after their birth. This review addresses observations of the outer parts, beyond 1 AU, of protoplanetary disks with a focus on recent infrared and (sub-)millimeter results and an eye to the promise of new facilities in the immediate future.
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by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon - arXiv
The text covers the theory of planet formation with an emphasis on the physical processes relevant to current research. After summarizing empirical constraints from astronomical data we describe the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks.
- Rice University
This 1400+ pages book covers the very rapidly growing area of star-and-planet formation and evolution, from astrophysics to planetary science. It is most useful for researchers, graduate students, and some undergraduate students.
by Matthew S. Tiscareno - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.
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