Space Science Reviews

, Volume 205, Issue 1, pp 77–124

Formation, Orbital and Internal Evolutions of Young Planetary Systems

  • Clément Baruteau
  • Xuening Bai
  • Christoph Mordasini
  • Paul Mollière

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-016-0258-z

Cite this article as:
Baruteau, C., Bai, X., Mordasini, C. et al. Space Sci Rev (2016) 205: 77. doi:10.1007/s11214-016-0258-z


The growing body of observational data on extrasolar planets and protoplanetary disks has stimulated intense research on planet formation and evolution in the past few years. The extremely diverse, sometimes unexpected physical and orbital characteristics of exoplanets lead to frequent updates on the mainstream scenarios for planet formation and evolution, but also to the exploration of alternative avenues. The aim of this review is to bring together classical pictures and new ideas on the formation, orbital and internal evolutions of planets, highlighting the key role of the protoplanetary disk in the various parts of the theory. We begin by briefly reviewing the conventional mechanism of core accretion by the growth of planetesimals, and discuss a relatively recent model of core growth through the accretion of pebbles. We review the basic physics of planet-disk interactions, recent progress in this area, and discuss their role in observed planetary systems. We address the most important effects of planets internal evolution, like cooling and contraction, the mass-luminosity relation, and the bulk composition expressed in the mass-radius and mass-mean density relations.


Planets and satellites: formation Planets and satellites: interiors Protoplanetary disks Planet-disk interactions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clément Baruteau
    • 1
  • Xuening Bai
    • 2
  • Christoph Mordasini
    • 3
  • Paul Mollière
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieCNRS/Université de ToulouseToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany

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