Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: At the Edge of Chaos: New Method for Exoplanet Stability Analysis

Newswise imageGaining a full understanding of systems of exoplanets and distant stars is difficult, because the initial positions and velocities of the exoplanets are unknown. Determining whether the system dynamics are quasi-periodic or chaotic is cumbersome, expensive and computationally demanding. In this week's Chaos, Tamas Kovacs delivers an alternative method for stability analysis of exoplanetary bodies using only the observed time series data to deduce dynamical measurements and quantify the unpredictability of exoplanet systems.