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R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Feb 17;3(2):150571. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150571. eCollection 2016 Feb.

Post-main-sequence planetary system evolution.

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Department of Physics , University of Warwick , Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.

Abstract

The fates of planetary systems provide unassailable insights into their formation and represent rich cross-disciplinary dynamical laboratories. Mounting observations of post-main-sequence planetary systems necessitate a complementary level of theoretical scrutiny. Here, I review the diverse dynamical processes which affect planets, asteroids, comets and pebbles as their parent stars evolve into giant branch, white dwarf and neutron stars. This reference provides a foundation for the interpretation and modelling of currently known systems and upcoming discoveries.

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asteroids; dynamics; formation; giant branch stars; pulsars; white dwarfs

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