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Figure 9 | Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology

Figure 9

From: The evolution of hierarchical triple star-systems

Figure 9

Inner eccentricity evolution. The evolution of the inner eccentricity on a timescale of 3 Myr. The timescale of the Lidov-Kozai cycles is a few kyr, such that the lines overlap in Figure 9. As the system evolves, the amplitude of the cycles reduces, until the system circularizes.

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