PI: Andrei Tokovinin, CTIO, email@example.com
Address: Casilla 603, La Serena Chile
CoI: Elliott Horch, SCSU
Title: Angular momentum in triple systems as a diagnostic of their formation
Abstract: Are most stars and planets formed by accretion from regularly rotating cores, as sugested by the Solar system, or is this an exception, while accretion of the misaligned gas is a rule? Statistics of the relative orbit orientation in triple systems offer a clue to this puzzle. The small number of triple stars with known inner and outer orbits will be augmented as a result of this program, thus contributing to the observational tests of star and planet formation theories.
Program Type: Standard/Galactic
Run 1 (2017A): GEM-S-SVC/DSSI -- 6hrs band 3 (GS-2017A-Q-63)
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