Orbit Evolution of Planetary Systems in Stellar Clusters

10/2003; 294(539):217-220.


Stars and with them their planetary system are generally formed in star
clusters. Dynamical interaction between stars in clusters affects the
stability and dynamical evolution of their companion planetary systems.
We study systematically the statistical evolution of planetary orbit
parameters self-consistently with the evolution of their parent star
cluster using direct high-accuracy N-body simulations.

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