Planets Migrated in Our Early Solar System!
Lecture no. 23 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets
Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The surprising detection of gas giant planets orbiting extremely close to other stars has led to the realization that planets can form in one part of a stellar system and then migrate to another part. Did that happen in our own solar system? Learn about the evidence for a “Late Heavy Bombardment” on the Moon, Mars, and Mercury, how migration of one or more giant planets could have caused it, and how such migration could have affected the solar system we see today.