A semi-empirical stability criterion for real multi-planetary systems with eccentric orbits

Authors
Giuppone, Cristian Andrés; Morais, M.H.M.; Correia, A.C.M.
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We test a crossing orbit stability criterion for eccentric planetary systems, based on Wisdom´s criterion of first order mean motion resonance overlap citep{Wisdom1980AJ}. We show that this criterion fits the stability regions in real exoplanet systems quite well. In addition, we show that elliptical orbits can remain stable even for regions where the apocenter distance of the inner orbit is larger than the pericenter distance of the outer orbit, as long as the initial orbits are aligned. The analytical expressions provided here can be used to put rapid constraints on the stability zones of multi-planetary systems. As a byproduct of this research, we further show that the amplitude variations of the eccentricity can be used as a fast-computing stability indicator.
Fil: Giuppone, Cristian Andrés. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Córdoba. Instituto de Astronomía Teórica y Experimental; Argentina; Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Física, I3N; Portugal;
Fil: Morais, M.H.M.. Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Física, I3N; Portugal;
Fil: Correia, A.C.M.. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Observatoire de Paris; Francia; Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Física, I3N; Portugal;
Subject
celestial mechanics
methods: numerical and analytical
stability
exoplanets
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/2470