A cosmic tango: this distant planet’s very strange orbit points to a violent and chaotic past

Artist’s impression of a gas giant orbiting very closely to its host star. (Image credit: kevinmgill/flickr, CC BY)

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Adriana Errico (opens in new tab), PhD. candidate (Astrophysics) University of Southern Queensland
Brad Carter (opens in new tab), Professor (Physics), University of Southern Queensland
Jonti Horner (opens in new tab), Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland

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