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NEW VIDEO: Planet Formation and the Radius Valley

Posted on Sept. 26, 2019

Emilie Eshbaugh, An UCLA Undergraduate student working with the Planetary Formation Group, created this video explaining how the observed radius valley in the exoplanet size distribution can be explained as a by product of planet formation with the core powered mass-loss mechanism. More details can be found in Ginzburg, Schlichting & Sari, 2018 and Gupta & Schlichting 2019