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Migration of Low-Mass Planets

"Consider an initially axisymmetric, gaseous protoplanetary disk with a uniform surface density. In this disk, a pointlike mass is introduced—an ersatz for a low-mass planet—in a circular, prograde orbit at some distance from the star, such that it orbits in the disk’s midplane. ..." – By Frédéric S. Masset

Planetary Systems Around White Dwarfs

"White dwarf exoplanetary systems provide windows into composition, physical processes, and minor planets (asteroids, comets, moons, and interior fragments of larger planets) that are unavailable in main-sequence investigations. Almost every known exoplanet orbits a star that will become a white dwarf, and these exoplanets will either survive or be destroyed throughout the stellar transformation. ..." – By Dimitri Veras

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