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Extrasolar Planets. Formation, Detection and Dynamics

  • ID: 2180239
  • Book
  • October 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 305 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The extrasolar planets are one of the research focuses of modern astronomy. Their detection in the close vicinity of their brilliant central stars require the highest possible skills in observational accuracy, instrument performance and data evaluation. The investigation of those objects yield new insights into the physics and chemistry of planets in general, hence into the origin of our home world.

Detection methods employ the observation of various parameters of stellar light as well as of the evolving planets themselves.

This work covers the evolution and dynamics of planets as well as their detection now and in the future.This latest, up–to–date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and the history and prospects of ESPs as well as satellite projects
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Planetary Masses and Orbital Parameters from Radial Velocity Measurements

Terrestrial Planets in Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Mission Requirements: How to Search for Extrasolar Planets

Biomarkers Set in Context

The Formation of Resonant Planetary Systems

Impact of Stellar Activity on the Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres and Habitability

Dynamics of the Extrasolar Planetary Systems

Planets in Double Stars

The Transit Method

US Programs and Space Missions for Extrasolar Planet Research

Habitable Zones in Extrasolar Planetary Systems
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Rudolf Dvorak
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