Astrophysics (index)

Corotation Torque

(torque on a planet from coorbiting planetary disk material)

Corotation Torque is torque on a planet from a planetary disk, i.e., a gas disk in Keplerian Orbit around the star. It is a factor in Planetary Migration. Type I migration is inward migration due to the planetary disk, which might explain Hot Jupiters (HJ).


(planet formation,migration)
http://www.science.gov/topicpages/p/positive+corotation+torque.html

Referenced by:
Lindblad Torque

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