The Super Earths
01- K-11
02- Migrating Worlds
03- Gliese 581
04- Goldilocks
05- 51 Pegasi
06- Doppler Effect
07- Rhythmic Shift
08- Eccentric Giants
09- Transitters
10- Mu Arae
11- Intermediate World
12- Worlds Observed
13- Extra Solar Earths
14- Migrant Worlds
15- Accretion
16- Core Accretion
17- Disk Erosion
18- Planetary Embryos
19- The Protected Zone
20- Ecosphere
21- Ecosphere II
22- Beta Pictoris
23- Vanquishing Starlight
24- Red Edge / Earth Shine
25- Distant Continents
26- The Age of Stars
   

02 - Migrating Worlds

 

 

The hypothesis of this website raises several questions about planet formation and behavior, specifically the idea that planets, and all celestial bodies, form where they are by accretion, and remain in their fixed positions and relative orbits.

In the below sections 'The Protected Zone' and 'Ecosphere I / II' I have outlined an alternative solar-system and planet formation concept which does involve accretion but not as the primary process. More significantly, in relation to K-11, it involves an outward trajectory of early gas planets.

As a much older star that has a group of gas planets crowded around it, K-11 is actually the reverse of what I have proposed, but it is still an observable example of a system which throws doubt on both of the key concepts of planetary accretion which my model questions.

( NOTE: the exo-planet information in the following sections needs to be updated - it's accurate but from a few years back - the number of exo-planets has since doubled )

 
  Alan Lambert 2011