Role of Giant Planets (cont)
- Each giant planet systems has it unique way of exciting the embryos.
- Requires a complete understanding of the system to predict.
- The eccentricities of the embryos determine what kind of terrestrial planetary system forms
- Larger eccentricities produces fewer terrestrial planets
- In dynamically excited systems, the terrestrial planet forms close to the star.
- Due to simple geometry.
- Which leads us to: