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Migration of giants

Nature volume 537, pages 496497 (22 September 2016) | Download Citation

The origin of hot Jupiters, large gaseous planets in close orbits around stars, is unknown. Observations suggest that such planets are abundant in stellar clusters, and can result from encounters with other celestial bodies.

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  1. Amaury Triaud is at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK.

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