Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems

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Since the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a main sequence star in 1995, nearly 500 planets have been detected, with this number expected to increase dramatically as new ground-based planetary searches begin to report their results. Emerging techniques offer the tantalizing possibility of detecting an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of a solar-type star as well as the exciting prospect of studying exoplanetary atmospheres that could reveal the presence of biomarkers, such as water vapor, oxygen, and carbon ...

Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems 2010, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL

ISBN-13: 9781420083446

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