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By Mario Livio, Kailash Sahu, Jeff Valenti

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ISBN-13: 9780511536304

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People have lengthy inspiration that planetary structures just like our personal should still exist round stars except the sunlight, but the hunt for planets outdoors our sun method has had a depressing background of discoveries that can now not be proven. despite the fact that, this all replaced in 1995, and then remarkable growth will be noticeable during this box; we now understand of greater than 2 hundred extrasolar planets. those findings mark the most important milestones within the look for extraterrestrial existence - arguably some of the most fascinating endeavors of contemporary technological know-how. those lawsuits from the 2005 house Telescope technological know-how Institute Symposium on Extrasolar Planets discover one of many most well liked themes in astronomy. Discussions comprise the Kepler project, observational constraints on airborne dirt and dust disk lifetimes and the results for planet formation, and gravitational instabilities in protoplanetary disks. With overview papers written through international specialists of their fields, this is often a big source on extrasolar planets.

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The COROT (2007–) and Kepler (2009–) space telescopes will provide many Neptunesized and even Earth-sized planet candidates with orbits similar to, or smaller than, that of µ Ara c. The radial-velocity follow-up of these candidates will deliver their precise mass and orbit. When this information is combined with the transit-observation parameters, one obtains the mass-radius relation of planets in the domain of very low masses. , Pont et al. 2005). The almost mandatory radial-velocity follow-up of the COROT and Kepler planetary candidates is clearly within reach of the capabilities of a HARPS-like instrument.

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