*puts up his hand*
My name is Max, and i am a geek.
It's interesting, they mention examples like Triton, where they figure it orbits in reverse because it was captured while moving that direction relative to the planet. But no one thought to speculate that WASP 17 might have been captured, instead of formed?
I think that is cool, but one of the other comments got me wondering too..
"WASP-17 is the 17th extrasolar planet found by the WASP project, which monitors hundreds of thousands of stars, watching for small dips in their light when a planet transits in front of them."
So how many planets are we missing because we're not viewing all the systems on the plane of their ecliptic?