Why the Earth exists because of Saturn | Migration of Planets


Did you know that the places where the planets formed in the solar system aren’t necessarily where they’ve ended up today? Planets can MIGRATE. And it’s that migration that throws the rest of the Solar System into a complete mess, especially when something as massive as Jupiter is moving…

TRAPPIST-1 resonance music: https://youtu.be/WS5UxLHbUKc

Check out this blog post from the Planet Hunter’s citizen science project for more information on planet migration in the solar system: https://blog.planethunters.org/2014/0…

If you want more of an academic read, check out this review paper on planet migration by Kley & Nelson from 2012: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1203.1184.pdf



📚 “Space: 10 Things You Should Know”: http://bit.ly/SpaceDrBecky

📚 US & Canada version: “Space at the speed of light” (same book, different title): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/bo…

📚 German translation “Das kleine Buch vom großen Knall” : https://www.dtv.de/buch/becky-smethur…

🔭 Royal Astronomical Society podcast that I’m co-hosting 😱 🥳- podfollow.com/supermassive


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