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Dr. A. Morbidelli, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France: Formation and evolution of our solar system: some hints for understanding the great diversity of extra-solar systems

Roster

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31 March 2011 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Alessandro Morbidelli
Affiliation: Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France
Title: Formation and evolution of our solar system: some hints for understanding the great diversity of extra-solar systems
Date: 31-03-2011
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080
Host: Inga Kamp

Abstract

In the last 10 years we have focused our work to reconstruct the evolution of our solar system, from the phase dominated by the interactions of the planets with the proto-planetary nebula up to the current time. We have now build a quite coherent scenario of the solar system evolution that allows us to explain most of its current properties. This scenario will be detailed in this colloquium. It shows that the current structure of the solar system isdue to a sequence of specific "accidents". Thus, we can ask ourselves the question of what would our system look like if some of these "accidents" had not occurred or had they occurred differently. This exercise suggests some venues to explain the great diversity in the structures of the extra-solar planetary systems observed to date.

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